This week at the Foreign Office
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A look at the work of the Foreign Office in London and its embassies overseas this week.
Libya was the main focus this week as Libya was discussed in London, Luxembourg, Doha and Berlin.
Monday 11 April
- Foreign Secretary discusses Libya and Middle East issues with Italian Foreign Minister
Libya and human rights - Wilton Park event
Tuesday 12 April
Foreign Secretary attends Foreign Affairs Council Wednesday 13 April
- Foreign Secretary attends first meeting of Libya Contact Group
- Foreign Secretary sets out UK aims for Libya Contact Group
- International community committed to a better future for Libya - Foreign Secretary’s closing remarks
Libya Contact Group - Chairs statement Thursday 14 April
- NATO Foreign Ministers meet in Berlin
Following the arrest of Former President Gbagbo in Cote d’Ivoire, the Foreign Secretary stated that any judicial process should be fair and properly organised.
The Foreign Secretay discussed the training of security forces and civilian policing with General Caldwell, head of the NATO Training Mission - Afghanistan.
Mark Sedwill CMG, who has been serving as NATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan will be taking up a new appointment as UK Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan.
EU Foreign Ministers have adopted tough new sanctions against individuals responsible for human rights violations in Iran. The Foreign Secretary spoke to BBC Persia, explaining what those sanctions will entail.
We announced a change to our travel advice for Syria. We now advise against all travel to the coastal areas of Syria north of (but not including) Tartous city up to the border with Turkey.
There is also updated travel advice for Nigeria for during the general elections which are scheduled to take place on 16 April and 26 April.
The Foreign Office bloggers discussed topics including climate change, social media and investment in the UK.
Published: 15 April 2011