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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CAIRO, Sept 18 (KUNA) -- Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Philip Hammond discussed via phone Friday the worsening situation in Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
Kyrgyzstan's Foreign Minister Ruslan Kazakbaev sent a thank you letter to UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs William Hague for assistance in organization of meetings for Prime Minister Omurbek Babanov as part of participation of the official delegation of Kyrgyzstan in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in London.
The UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, William Hague, congratulated Almazbek Atambaev on his inauguration as the next President of the Kyrgyz Republic.