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Embassy

1. A group of diplomats charged with representing the interests of a country to a foreign government. For example, the embassy of the United States in London represents the U.S. in the United Kingdom. The head of an embassy is usually called an ambassador.

2. More commonly, the building in which an embassy keeps its office. This office is extraterritorial, which means it is the sovereign territory of the embassy's government, not of the host country.
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The out-of cycle request method is extremely popular, since this method allows ambassadors (especially new ambassadors) to set their own HA objectives, allows for reprioritization of projects due to changes in countries' political climates and changing needs, and remedies a problem of high personnel turnover in most embassies.
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The new embassies -- in Abuja, Nigeria; Sofia, Bulgaria; and Yerevan, Armenia -- will include chancery facilities and all typical embassy functions and support facilities within the complexes.
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