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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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Meanwhile, a Foreign Office statement Monday said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Embassy of Pakistan in Riyadh are making every effort to resolve the difficulties being faced by Pakistan nationals working for Saudi company in Dammam, due to nonpayment of dues.
In addition, plans are underway to set up an exchange program between Warwick University, in central England, and the Institute for Southeast Asian Studies in Pyongyang, according to Foreign Office officials.
On the street side, the Foreign Office has three floors wrapped in white stucco with holes punched into the walls in a conventional way behind a veil of timber louvres on a steel frame.
Although the Foreign Office keeps most of its papers for 30 years before sending them to the Public Record Office, it gets rid of "accounting records" after just three years.
Strict security arrangements have been made in the Red Zone particularly around the Foreign Office.
Islamabad -- During robbery robber has snatched the mobile phone from foreign office female officer and fled the scene in Islamabad.
ISLAMABAD -- Foreign office has instructed authorities concerned to launch search operations to recover deputy governor of Afghan province after he was abducted in Peshawar on Saturday.
Washington -- The Ministry of Foreign Office of the government of Pakistan has no official email id through which it can be contacted.
ISLAMABAD, July 3 (KUNA) -- The Ambassador of Afghanistan was called to the Foreign Office and a demarche was made regarding detention of an official of Pakistan Consulate General at Kandahar by Afghan authorities, said Foreign Office on Friday.
On Friday 25 October 2013, the Federal Foreign Office is paying tribute to Klaus SchE-tz, former Governing Mayor of Berlin, State Secretary and Ambassador who passed away in November 2012.
According to The Express Tribune, a credible source revealed that the foreign office and the defence ministry were at odds with each other over allowing NATO planes to carry weapons.
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