Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The department of the British government responsible for advising on and executing foreign policy and matters related to the Commonwealth of Nations (which primarily consists of former territories of the British Empire). It also has an administration role in British overseas territories. It was created in its current form in 1968 but traces its origins to 1782. The chancellor of the exchequer is appointed by the monarch on the advice of the prime minister.
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Earlier on Monday, Russian ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko was summoned to the UK Foreign Office in London in the wake of the investigation into the possible poisoning of Skripal.
He also met with human rights officials at the UK Foreign Office.
For the past year, he held the position of resource manager in the Directorate for Europe at the UK Foreign Office.
The Foreign Secretary and Secretary of State had an in-depth constructive discussion on developments in Iran and the protests there," a statement from the UK Foreign Office said.
A UK Foreign Office spokesman said: "We are supporting the families of four British people who were abducted on October 13 in Nigeria, one of whom was tragically killed.
The UK Foreign Office was giving consular assistance.
In a video published by the UK Foreign Office, he added: "The relationship between the UK and Egypt goes back a long way and it is great to see how that relationship is growing in recent years.
It comes after the UK Foreign Office amended its travel advice for Tunisia on July 26, enabling holidaymakers to travel to most of the country, including the capital Tunis and popular tourist resorts such as Sousse.
On a visit to the Islamic Republic last week, UK Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt met with his Iranian counterpart to plead the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and then met with her three-year-old daughter, Gabriella.
The UK Foreign Office affirmed in a statement London's support for the Kuwaiti mediation to resolve the Gulf crisis, emphasizing its commitment to coordinate and cooperate with the State of Kuwait to de-escalate tension in the Arabian Gulf.
Mustafa said four separate meetings were held with the British officials at the UK Foreign Office in which investment, trade and security had been discussed.
A UK foreign office letter addressed to five Cypriot refugees living in the UK has commended the "leadership" that President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci have shown in efforts to reach a settlement of the Cyprus issue.