Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

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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.
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BARDO, (TAP) - UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, on Friday, went to the Bardo Museum where he laid a wreath in memory of victims of last March 18 terrorist attack.
During his visit, the UK Foreign Secretary will also be received President Nicos Anastasiades.
15 (Petra)-- The terrorist attack in Paris showed the need for a "united and strong" response to the war in Syria to end the bloody conflict, UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said.
UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said the decision was taken "due to the government's belief the downing of an airbus over the Sinai peninsula could have been caused by an explosive device", reported The Guardian.
Bahrain: Britain is working closely with Bahrain to expand a defensive footprint in the Gulf, UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said yesterday.
Meanwhile, UK foreign secretary Philip Hammond and US secretary of State John Kerry called yesterday for international co-operation to end the conflict in Syria.
VAR arrival and departure of US Secretary of State, John Kerry, and UK Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond
During his several-day visit, Al-Ghanim will hold talks with the Heir to the British Throne Prince Charles, Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Lords Frances Baroness D'Souza and the UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond.
The announcement follows the signing in December last year by UK Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond and Bahrain's government of a memorandum of understanding for a new permanent British naval base, work on which is expected to start later this summer at an estimated cost of BD8.
Speaking after the Scud missile attack near to the city of Khamis Mushayt this morning, the UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said: "I condemn this morning's Scud missile attack on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that was fired from across the border with Yemen and endorse Saudi Arabia's right to take action to defend itself from such attacks.
VISITING UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond conveyed to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday that business climate in the country has to be predictable and stable for international investors and merely claiming to be open to business is not enough.
The UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond stressed on the importance of the EU consolidated position regarding the fact of the Russian aggression in Ukraine.