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Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
The head of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He/she advises the government on foreign policy and matters related to the Commonwealth of Nations (which primarily consists of former territories of the British Empire). He/she is also responsible for British overseas territories. The foreign secretary is appointed by the monarch on the advice of the prime minister.