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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British Foreign and Commonwealth Office calls on the Russian Federation to provide access to international human rights mechanisms in the occupied regions of Georgia: "Russia's actions in Abkhazia and South Ossetia have led to worsening human rights situation in both regions.
The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office issued a warning for Pakistan last week, saying it expected violence to increase near Eid al-Fitr, a holiday marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Summary: Dh 11.6 million of joint funding to help Somalia tackle the issue of sexual violence in conflict is to be announced today by United Arab Emirates' Foreign Minister Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and British Foreign Minister William Hague, at the end of bilateral talks at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, according to a statement issued early today.
This came in a speech delivered by Prince Mohammed during a ceremony held by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office today to launch the UK Hajj Mission for this year.
Muscat: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said gave an audience at Bait Al Barakah on Sunday to Alistair Burt, parliamentary undersecretary of state for Middle East affairs at British Foreign and Commonwealth Office who is currently in Oman.
ISLAMABAD, May 16, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Permanent Under Secretary of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office Simon Fraser called on Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir on Sunday.
Summary: LONDON: Sir Tom Phillips KCMG has been appointed ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in succession to Sir William Patey KCMG, according to the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).
"Barazani received in Salah al-Din the official in charge of the Middle East affairs in the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), Frank BakerC*," read the statement that was published on the official web site of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).
Caroline Flint was appointed as the minister for Europe at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office five months ago, and visited Cyprus three days after her appointment and met the two leaders in the island.
David Miliband, former Foreign Secretary of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office on Friday.
Simon Fraser, Permanent Under-Secretary at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, flanked him.
ISLAMABAD, May 16, 2011 (Frontier Star): Permanent Under Secretary of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office Simon Fraser called on Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir on Sunday.
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