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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LONDON (TAP) - The United Kingdom's foreign office has reportedly announced on Friday that it will help in the international mission to destroy Syria's chemical weapons.
Demonstrators asked that the United Kingdom's foreign office stop all trade with Sudan due to its corruption and violence against its own people.
I also heard a clear condemnation of violence from all sides -- the violence of the Molotov cocktail and the barriers to the street being condemned by all pol parties, Alistair Burt, the United Kingdom's Foreign Office Minister for Middle East and North Africa told the Bahrain media at a roundtable.
Summary: Rabat - The United Kingdom's Foreign Office welcomed, in a statement, the commitment of HM King Mohammed VI to intensifying and quickening the pace of political and economic reform.
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