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  1. Hong Kong: Statement on the Erosion of Rights

    A joint statement by the Foreign Ministers of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, and the United States Secretary of State.

  2. Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Netherlands: September 2020

    Ms Joanna Roper CMG has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands in succession to Mr Peter Wilson CMG.

  3. Minister for Asia to attend ASEAN Day celebrations in London

    FCO Minister Nigel Adams will join Ambassadors and High Commissioners from ASEAN member states for a flag raising ceremony and to discuss strengthening the UK’s partnership with Southeast Asia.

  4. Andorra, Belgium and The Bahamas to be removed from travel corridors list

    Brunei and Malaysia will be added to the travel corridors list.

  5. Advancing counter-terrorism initiatives

    Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Chargé d’Affaires to the UN, at the Security Council briefing on links between terrorism and organised crime.

  6. Dame Barbara Woodward appointed UK Permanent Representative to the UN in New York

    The Foreign Secretary has appointed Dame Barbara Woodward as the UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York.

  7. Joint statement from the UK Government and European Commission following a meeting of the Specialised Committee on Citizens' Rights

    A joint statement following the meeting of the Specialised Committee on Citizens’ Rights between the UK Government and European Commission via video conference.

  8. Foreign Secretary praises strength of UK-Japan partnership

    British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab met Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu at Lancaster House in London this evening

  9. UK to send emergency relief to Lebanon

    Following yesterday’s explosion at Beirut Port, the UK has today announced a package of emergency support to Lebanon.

  10. Sir Philip Barton appointed as Permanent Under-Secretary of new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    Sir Philip Barton has been appointed as the Permanent Under-Secretary of the new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

  11. UK-China Cooperation on Intellectual Property

    The UK aims to promote the non-discriminatory and transparent application of IP rules within national IP regimes.

  12. Foreign Office statement on postponement of Hong Kong elections

    Foreign Office statement in response to the postponement of the Legislative Council elections in Hong Kong.

  13. Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Brazil: January 2021

    Mr Peter Wilson CMG has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil in succession to Dr Vijay Rangarajan CMG.

  14. Luxembourg removed from list of travel exemptions for the whole of the UK following data showing a significant change in confirmed cases

    If you arrive in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland from Luxembourg on or after 31 July 2020 you will need to self-isolate.

  15. Foreign Secretary welcomes first EU sanctions against malicious cyber actors

    Dominic Raab welcomes decisive action which raises the cost for hostile cyber activity.

  16. Foreign Secretary's statement on Hong Kong election disqualifications

    Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, responds to the disqualification of 12 opposition candidates from the upcoming Hong Kong Legislative Council elections.

  17. UK Statement to the WTO Dispute Settlement Body on Appellate Body Appointments

    The UK delivered this statement at a meeting of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body on 29 July 2020.

  18. Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Djibouti: October 2020

    Ms Jo McPhail has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti.

  19. Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Paraguay: September 2020

    Mr Ramin Navai has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Paraguay in succession to Mr Matthew Hedges.

  20. Appointment of the new Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6)

    Foreign Secretary approves the appointment of Richard Moore CMG to succeed Sir Alex Younger