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This week at the Foreign Office

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

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The UK hosted the London Conference on Libya on Tuesday. More than 40 Foreign Ministers and representatives from key regional organisations attended.

On Wednesday the Foreign Office confirmed that Musa Kusa had arrived in the UK.
The Foreign Secretary said his resignation showed that the Qadhafi regime is “fragmented, under pressure and crumbling from within”.

Thursday saw the launch of the Foreign Office’s Human Rights & Democracy 2010 report. Launched by the Foreign Secretary, the report is online where it can be read or downloaded and invites readers to comment on the full report or the different areas of interest.

Minister for Africa Henry Bellingham launched guidance for businesses dealing in the four minerals commonly known as conflict minerals - Cassiterite, Coltan, Wolframite and Gold.

The British Embassy in Spain covered the Prince of Wales visit, and the British Embassies in Mexico and Washington covered the Deputy Prime Minister’s visit.

British actor and playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah discussed why he believes the UK is now the centre of the Black diaspora world and how it’s a country of diverse cultures in the latest Foreign Office See Britain film.

In light of the volatile political situation, the Foreign Office advise all British nationals to leave Yemen now, while commercial airlines are still flying.

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Published 1 April 2011