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  Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Homepage
The Annual Report of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for 2006-2007 was released on 31 October.
The Foreign Minister has announced a visit by a delegation of Australian Muslim community leaders to Indonesia and Malaysia from 23 October to 2 November.
The Australian Foreign Minister strongly endorses the UN Secretary General’s decision to send his Special Envoy, Ibrahim Gambari, back to the region this weekend for consultations.
www.dfat.gov.au   (408 words)

 SCADPlus: The Institutions of the Union
The Minister's role consists in conducting the CFSP and the European security and defence policy (ESDP), using all the instruments at his or her disposal.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs is appointed by the European Council acting by qualified majority, with the agreement of the President of the Commission.
As a result of the discussions at the IGC the Constitutional Treaty now states that in the event of a motion of censure adopted against the Commission by the European Parliament, the Minister will be treated differently, in that he or she must "resign from duties that he or she carries out in the Commission".
europa.eu /scadplus/constitution/minister_en.htm   (1066 words)

  Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bangladesh :: MOFA Bangladesh
Hon'ble Foreign Minister to be delivered on the occasion of the inauguration of "Thai Festival 2005" at Hotel Sonargaon in Dhaka on 16 July 2005.
Morshed Khan, MP, Foreign Minister of Bangladesh at the fifty-seventh session of the UN General Assembly, New York on 18 September 2002.
Foreign Minister of Bangladesh at the Annual Coordination Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, New York,17 September 2002.
www.mofa.gov.bd /st_foreign_minister.htm   (2159 words)

 CNN.com - Exclusive talk with Qatar's foreign minister - Dec. 13, 2002
Qatar's foreign minister, Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim, says when he met in Baghdad with Saddam Hussein in August he emerged convinced that the Iraqi leader would comply with U.N. weapons inspectors.
In an exclusive interview with me at his residence here in Doha, the foreign minister said Saddam Hussein fully understands the consequences of not complying.
Earlier in the week, the Qatari foreign minister and Defense Secretary Rumsfeld signed a military pact expanding U.S. access to the sprawling al Udeid air base in Qatar.
archives.cnn.com /2002/US/12/13/wbr.Qatar.foreign.minister   (388 words)

  Scoop: Rice Remarks With Saudi Foreign Minister
Foreign Minister, Secretary Rice and the U.S. say that Iran's nuclear program is a threat to the whole region, destabilizing the region, if you take into account its support for terrorist groups and its interference in Iraq and Lebanon.
FOREIGN MINISTER SAUD: Iran is an important and large country in the area and it certainly has its responsibilities for the stability and security of the region.
FOREIGN MINISTER SAUD: With regard to the file -- Lebanese file, on those -- the situation there at this region, we hope for -- we are acting upon it, correcting the situation.
www.scoop.co.nz /stories/WO0602/S00413.htm   (4121 words)

  Foreign minister - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The ministry for foreign affairs is often regarded as the most senior ministerial position below that of the head of government (prime minister or president); it is often granted to the deputy prime minister in coalition governments.
In the United States, the foreign minister is called the 'Secretary of State', and occupies the oldest cabinet post in the nation.
In the United Kingdom, the foreign minister is called the 'Foreign Secretary'; after the merger of the previously separate Foreign Office and Commonwealth Office in 1968, the foreign minister is officially referred to as the 'Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs'.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Foreign_minister   (483 words)

 Minister of Foreign Affairs (New Zealand) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Minister of Foreign Affairs is a major portfolio in the Cabinet of New Zealand.
The first New Zealand foreign minister was James Allen, appointed to the post of "Minister of External Affairs" by William Massey in 1919.
The longest-serving foreign minister was Keith Holyoake, who held the post for the duration of his eleven-year premiership.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Minister_of_Foreign_Affairs_(New_Zealand)   (431 words)

 Encyclopedia topic: Foreign minister   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A minister for foreign affairs, or foreign minister, is a cabinet (A cupboard-like repository or piece of furniture with doors and shelves and drawers; for storage or display) minister (A person appointed to a high office in the government) who helps form the governmental foreign policy (A policy governing international relations) of a sovereign nation.
The ministry for foreign affairs is often regarded as the most senior ministerial position below that of the head of government (additional info and facts about head of government) (prime minister or president); it is often granted to the deputy prime minister in coalition governments.
Along with their political roles, foreign ministers are also traditionally responsible for many diplomatic (additional info and facts about diplomatic) duties, such as hosting foreign world leaders and going on state visits (additional info and facts about state visits) to other countries.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/f/fo/foreign_minister.htm   (1274 words)

 Encyclopedia: Foreign minister
Foreign ministers in 1949 - State leaders in 1950 - Foreign ministers in 1951 (incomplete) Africa Egypt - Hussein Sirri Pasha (1949-1950) Muhammad Salah al-Din Bey (1950-1952) Ethiopia - Tsehafi Taezaz Aklilu Habte-Wold (1943-1958) Liberia - Gabriel Lafayette Dennis (1944-1953) South Africa - Daniel F. Malan (1948-1954) Asia Afghanistan...
The Minister for Foreign Affairs is the senior minister at the Department of Foreign Affairs (An Roinn Gnóthaí Eachtracha) in the Irish Government.
Joint Announcement of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan on further development of partnership and cooperation (August 27, 2004)
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Foreign-minister   (2624 words)

 Välisministeerium : Estonian Review: May 16-22, 2005
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet gave an overview of his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and of the signing of the border treaties between the Republic of Estonia and the Russian Federation.
The Foreign Ministers expressed satisfaction with the agreement reached on the four common spaces package at the EU-Russia Summit on 10 May. The Foreign Ministers acknowledged that this is an important stage in EU-Russia relations.
The Prime Ministers underlined that the outcome of negotiations on cohesion policy should reflect the objectives of the Treaty and be based on the principle of solidarity with the least developed EU Member States.
www.vm.ee /eng/kat_137/5466.html   (3164 words)

 Minister of Foreign Affairs (France) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, in the Government of France, is the cabinet member in charge of relationships with foreign countries.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is located on the Quai d'Orsay in Paris, and Quai d'Orsay is often used as a synonym for the Ministry.
For a brief period in the 1980s, the office was retitled Minister for External Affairs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Minister_of_Foreign_Affairs_(France)   (266 words)

 Minister of Foreign Affairs
Demos was victorious in the elections and Dr Rupel became the first foreign minister of the independent Slovenia (1990-1993).
Rupel was re-appointed foreign minister in the government of Janez Drnovšek at the beginning of 2000, a post he held until the government was toppled in June 2000 to be replaced by government of Andrej Bajuk.With the appointment of the new Government on 30 November 2000, he was again made Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Prime minister Anton Rop kept him as foreign minister when he took over the cabinet from Janez Drnovšek in December 2002.
www.ukom.gov.si /eng/government/ministers/foreign-affairs   (527 words)

 Foreign & Commonwealth Office News
The review was commissioned by the Foreign Secretary and the Chief Secretary of the Treasury to assess the impact of the Government's public diplomacy activities.
Speaking on 14 December, the Foreign Office Minister for Africa, Lord Triesman, said he was 'deeply concerned to hear the recent statement by Sudan's Justice Minister, Muhammad Ali al-Mardi, that Sudan will not allow investigators from the ICC into Darfur.
Minister for Europe, Douglas Alexander, has issued a statement to mark the 10th Anniversary of the signing of the Dayton/Paris Accords, which ended the bloodiest conflict in Europe since 1945.
www.fco.gov.uk /news   (819 words)

 French Foreign Minister staff go on strike
Foreign Ministry personnel hold a banner reading: 'General Workers Union, Ministry of Foreign Affairs' as they gather in front of the Senate building at the foot of the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris, Dec. 1, 2003.
Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin, speaking on French radio, said half of diplomatic officials abroad were on strike.
Among foreign posts, the walkout closed down the French consulate in the Belgian city of Liege and hobbled embassies in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Rome.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /en/doc/2003-12/02/content_286581.htm   (610 words)

 Crikey Website - Downer's prestigious scholarship   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Does an Australian foreign minister have a conflict of interest if a close member of his family is awarded a prestigious scholarship by a country which uses such scholarships to "contribute to the maintenance of a strong relationship between the countries"?
These are some of the questions facing our foreign minister, Alexander Downer, in view of the fact that his 25-year-old daughter Georgina has won a prestigious Chevening postgraduate scholarship to study in the UK, worth around $50,000, awarded and funded by the British government.
Except for one problem – she's the daughter of the Australian foreign minister and she's been awarded a highly prestigious benefit from the government of one of our close allies at a particularly sensitive time in the countries' relationship.
www.crikey.com.au /articles/2005/08/10-1658-6905.html   (2505 words)

 Asia Times Online :: South Asia news - Tricky deal: India's next foreign minister
Thus Manmohan is not likely to favor a foreign minister who is going to shoot his mouth off or have a mind of his own on the issues that have been closely chaperoned by the prime minister personally.
Sources say she is also keen that a new foreign minister be appointed as Manmohan leading the government's charge on the nuclear pact puts other achievements and issues out of focus.
He is perhaps the first Indian prime minister to have spoken in such a forthright manner about the necessity and importance of building bridges with the United States and to move away from all the anti-colonial rhetoric.
www.atimes.com /atimes/South_Asia/HH30Df01.html   (1212 words)

 Foreign Minister of Germany   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany 1951-present
Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the German Democratic Republic 1949-1990
There were Nazis with far more blood on their hands the the bumbling foreign minister Joachim Ribbentrop (he "purchased" the noble title "von" in an act that caused him much scorn and derision).
www.freeglossary.com /Foreign_Minister_of_Germany   (208 words)

 Remarks With Austrian Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik
It is a pleasure to have you in town today picking up a thread that you have (inaudible) of women's empowerment last September on the margins of the General Assembly.
It was a very interesting meeting of women foreign ministers who wanted to get together to provide networks for women to express themselves, for women to express the need that women's issues and women's needs should be taken into account when one talks about places of conflict, and sources of conflict.
MINISTER PLASSNIK: We are concerned, deeply concerned, about this outbreak of violence and the surge of violence in the Middle East.
www.state.gov /secretary/rm/2007/may/85827.htm   (2695 words)

Mottaki was born in Bandar Gaz in the northern province of Golestan, in 1953.
He already served as member of parliament in the first Majlis, head of seventh political bureau of foreign ministry (1984), Iran's ambassador to Turkey (1985), foreign ministry's secretary general for West European affairs (1989), deputy foreign minister for international affairs (1989) and deputy foreign minister for legal, consular and parliamentary affairs (1992).
He has also been Iran's ambassador to Japan (1994), advisor to foreign minister (1999), deputy head of culture and Islamic Communications Organization (2001) and head of foreign relations committee of 7th Majlis national security and foreign policy commission.
www.iribnews.ir /Full_en.asp?news_id=196241   (209 words)

 Biography - Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs
Alexander Downer has been Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs since the election of the Howard Government in March 1996, and has held the seat of Mayo for the Liberal Party continuously since 1984.
Born in 1951, Mr Downer was educated at Geelong Grammar School, Victoria; Radley College, Oxford, United Kingdom; and the University of Newcastle on Tyne, United Kingdom.
Diplomat, Department of Foreign Affairs from 1976 to 1982, serving at the Australian mission to the EEC; Australian Representation to NATO; Australian Embassy, Belgium and Luxembourg; and Senior Foreign Affairs Representative in South Australia;
www.foreignminister.gov.au /downer_bio.html   (701 words)

 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
On 14th December 2005, Minister of Foreign Affairs Cyril Svoboda received Swiss Minister of Foreign Affairs and Vice-President of the Swiss Confederation for 2006 Micheline Calmy-Rey at the Czernin Palace.
Minister Svoboda to Participate in the Conclave on the EU Financial Perspective and in the Meeting of NATO Member States
On 7th December 2005, Minister of Foreign Affairs Cyril Svoboda will travel to Brussels, where he will participate in the conclave on the EU financial perspective for the 2007-2013 period.
www.czechembassy.org /wwwo/mzv?idj=2&amb=1   (396 words)

 Asean News Network: Burma's Foreign Minister Refuses to Meet UN Official at ASEAN Meeting   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The United Nations special envoy to Burma says that country's foreign minister has refused to meet with him on the sidelines of this week's Association of Southeast Asian Nations ministerial meeting in Laos.
Former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew was a major backer of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.
Lee Hsien Loong, the Singapore prime minister, said last week that he did not believe that Singapore should adopt an "idealised form" of liberal democracy, explaining it was unsuitable for the country...
www.aseannewsnetwork.com /2005/07/burmas-foreign-minister-refuses-to.html   (862 words)

 Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Invitations have been sent to the families of Norwegians who were killed, to Norwegians who were injured and to representatives of the Norwegian authorities.
The Foreign Ministers met this evening in Hong Kong and held wide ranging discussions on bilateral relations between the two countries including matters related to the Norwegian facilitation in the Sri Lankan peace process.
Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre has expressed deep concern about the recent development in the border conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea.
odin.dep.no /ud/engelsk/index-b-n-a.html   (465 words)

 Kenyan Foreign Minister Rejects Criticism Over Somali Refugees   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kenya's foreign affairs minister is rejecting criticism from the U.N. refugee agency and others that Kenya violated international law by sending people back into Somalia amidst reports of fighting.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Raphael Tuju told reporters in Nairobi it is wrong to say Kenya has illegally and inhumanely mistreated Somalis who managed to cross the border into Kenya.
Foreign Minister Tuju says it is not necessary to admit Somalis into Kenya because the war is over in Somalia.
www.voanews.com /english/2007-01-04-voa24.cfm   (550 words)

 Peters is NZ's new foreign minister - World - smh.com.au
Prime Minister Helen Clark has retained power in New Zealand with a deal clinched by making outspoken, anti-migrant populist Winston Peters her new Foreign Minister.
However, issues of refugees and foreign trade would not be part of Mr Peters's responsibility, she said.
In addition to foreign affairs, Mr Peters was given the racing portfolio and is Associate Minister for Senior Citizens.
www.smh.com.au /news/world/peters-is-nzs-new-foreign-minister/2005/10/17/1129401192643.html   (824 words)

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