A look at the work of the Foreign Office and its embassies overseas this week.
Unrest in the Middle East dominated the headlines this week. Foreign Secretary William Hague updated parliament on the situation in two statements, one on the Middle East and North Africa on Monday and then specifically on Bahrain yesterday.
On Tuesday the EU announced the rollover of the restrictive measures on Zimbabwe. The Foreign Secretary explained the measures in a statement to Parliament stating that the “UK remains committed to supporting the people of Zimbabwe”.
Minister for Africa Henry Bellingham visited Nigeria and Ghana this week to promote prosperity. While in Nigeria he gave a speech on the UK prosperity agenda, and how that fits with Nigeria.
The Arms Trade Treaty was the subject of Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt’s latest video.
Foreign Office Minister Lord Howell answered a question in the House of Lords on UK-France defence co-operation.