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.
Egypt has dominated the headlines this week as protesters took to the streets of Cairo. The situation moved rapidly throughout the week, and continues to do so.
Here is a look back at our coverage of the events this week:
Monday 31 January
- EU Foreign Ministers discussed Egypt at the Foreign Affairs Council
Foreign Secretary announced a charter plane to Cairo for British nationals Wednesday 2 February
- Prime Minister condemned violence in Egypt following meeting with the UN Secretary General
Foreign Secretary calls for “real and visible change” to take place in Egypt Thursday 3 February
- The UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain issue a statement calling for a transition to a broad-based Government
- Foreign Office announced a second charter plane to Egypt
- Foreign Secretary recorded a video blog on the situation in Egypt and the impact on the region
- Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt discussed the political and consular situation on UK media channels
- Video: Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt talks about the consular response to Egypt
Prime Minister calls for a “clear,credible and transparent path towards transition”
We continue to keep our travel advice for Egypt updated.
On Monday, the Foreign Secretary updated Parliament on the key developments in Afghanistan during December.
Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne opened the first meeting of the Foreign Office’s Death Penalty Expert Group.
On Thursday we launched our latest See Britain film. In her video, TV chef Ching He Huang celebrates the open-mindedness of the UK.
Minister for Europe David Lidington welcomed the announcement that Kazakhstan will call presidential elections this year.
Six months ago Pakistan was hit by devastating floods, Our British High Commissioner in Pakistan talked about the situation, and how many still need help in his latest blog.
On Friday the Foreign Secretary gave a speech at the Munich Security Conference on security and freedom in the cyber age.
British Ambassador to Guatemala Julie Chappell talked about how the British Embassy use facebook to provide updates on the UK’s foreign policy news.
Published: 4 February 2011