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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The Foreign Secretary will have a number of bilateral meetings with his counterparts.
The Foreign Secretary emphasised the need to find a way forward through meaningful political dialogue, and a fully independent investigation into recent events as a way to build trust.
The foreign secretary called upon India to halt and reverse its unlawful and destabilizing actions, ensure full compliance with UN Security Council resolutions, and refrain from any further action that could entail serious implications.
After assuming his office, the foreign secretary met with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, according to Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal.
Sohail Mahmood to replace Tehmina Janjua as foreign secretary: Qureshi
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InFebruary2017, she was appointed asPakistan's Foreign Secretary, the firstwomanto hold the highest career position in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Among other positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Mofa), Mr Mahmood also served as additional secretary for Afghanistan/West Asia as well as director general for the US and the foreign secretary office.
Incumbent Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua will be retiring on April 16, Qureshi said, adding that he had learned a great deal and received a lot of help from her.
He expressed the confidence that Mehmood would fulfil his responsibilities as foreign secretary.
Speaking to reporters, Qureshi said that the decision to appoint Mahmood foreign secretary had been made following discussions with Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The Foreign Secretary thanked the UN Secretary General for his efforts towards finding a solution to Rohingya crisis.
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