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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From 2012 to 2016, Field worked as a political advisor in Brasilia, and from 2010 to 2012 he was the Team Leader for Brazil, the Department for the US of the United Kingdom's Foreign Office.
The United Kingdom's Foreign Office rejected the Ecuadorian government's request to grant diplomatic immunity to the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
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.
According to a United Kingdom's Foreign Office official, the diplomatic campaign by former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband to champion aid and human rights during the last stages of the Sri Lankan war last year was largely driven by domestic political considerations, the Guardian newspapers reported.
The United Kingdom's Foreign Office has also warned its female citizens visiting India to, "respect local dress codes and customs and avoid isolated areas, including beaches, when alone at any time of day.
Summary: Rabat - United Kingdom's Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East and North Africa Alistair Burt commended, on Thursday in Rabat, Morocco's reform process.
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