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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 this week.

Foreign Secretary said he was “appalled” by the assassination of the Governor of Punjab Salman Taseer.

On Tuesday Head of South East Asia Climate Change John Pearson explained why we can’t afford NOT to act on climate change in his blog.

British High Commissioner to New Zealand Vicki Treadell filmed a video about why Britain is a great place for New Zealand to do business.

Sudan will hold a referendum on independence of the south on Sunday. Our Ambassador to Sudan Nicholas Kay discussed the events leading to the referendum in his blog.

The British Embassy in Iraq welcomed the progress made by Iraq’s Army on their national Army Day. This year, the day marks 90 years since the army was founded.

Bend it like Beckham was the first British live action film to be shown on North Korean TV. In his latest blog Ambassador to South Korea Martin Uden wrote about how the showing on 26 December marked 10 years of UK/North Korea diplomatic relations.

Hungary take over the EU Presidency for the first six months of 2011. Our Embassy in Hungary will be covering events on their website throughout.

Our Regional Arabic Spokesman Martin Day is answering questions via Facebook ahead of his visit to Kuwait. Questions can be submitted via the UK in Kuwait Facebook page