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This week at the Foreign Office

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A look at the work of the Foreign Office and its embassies overseas over the past week.

The Foreign Secretary described Wednesday’s attack on a British Embassy staff in Yemen as “shameful”

He also welcomed a proposal from the European Commission to reduce tariffs on Pakistan imports to the EU, and paid tribute to Archbishop Desmond Tutu who stepped down from public life yesterday.

Minister for Africa Henry Bellingham spoke after the release of Ethiopian opposition leader Birtukan Mideska from prison.

Head of the Diplomatic Service Simon Fraser visited Tunisia and Algeria in his first overseas visit in the role.

Facebook’s Marketing Director Randi Zuckerberg visited the Foreign Office on Wednesday and discussed internet freedom with Minister for Human Rights Jeremy Browne.

British Ambassador to Hungary Greg Dorey spoke about the toxic waste disaster in Hungary.

Britain featured heavily in this week’s Nobel Prize announcements, British Ambassador to Sweden discusses an “extraordinary week for British science” in his latest blog.

In travel news this week we covered tonights Euro 2012 qualifier match between Scotland and the Czech Republic, strikes in Greece & France and tips for staying surf aware in Australia.

This Sunday is the 10:10:10 global day of action on climate change. British Embassies across the globe are hosting events to mark the occasion.