Tag: Foreign Office

Foreign Office
Friday, September 12th 2014 - 06:46 UTC

Falklands Islands' minefield priority areas are named as bidders visit

Foreign Office Advisor for minefield issues Alistair Craib confirmed this week the priority minefields to be cleared beginning November

Four minefield clusters have been pinpointed as priority areas for the next clearance phase in the Falkland Islands. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Advisor for minefield issues Alistair Craib confirmed this week that Priority 1 is Minefield 59 on either sides of the MPA Road near Wall Mountain and Mount Harriet.

Wednesday, July 16th 2014 - 00:59 UTC

Euro-skeptic tainted cabinet with Philip Hammond as Foreign Secretary

The choice of Hammond sends a powerful signal to Britain's European allies

British Prime Minister David Cameron pushed through his biggest government shake-up since coming to power in 2010, promoting Euro-skeptics to senior roles ahead of a national election in May next year, among them former defense minister and prominent Euro-skeptic Philip Hammond.

Saturday, June 28th 2014 - 10:43 UTC

Swire on a five-day visit of Costa Rica, Guatemala and Colombia

Minister Hugo Swire

Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire was on a five day visit to Costa Rica, Guatemala and Colombia this week, following recent elections in both countries and with the purpose of expanding political and trade relations.

Tuesday, January 14th 2014 - 00:00 UTC

Foreign Office stretched “almost to the limit”, warns Parliament: “a more realistic approach needed”

Foreign Secretary Hague is implementing a challenging spending cut program at a time of international turbulence

The Foreign Office is being stretched “almost to the limit” as it attempts to cut spending at a time of international turbulence while having to cope with additional demands such as the London Olympics, MPs have said.

Thursday, December 19th 2013 - 06:25 UTC

UK claims Argentina escalating Falklands dispute to divert public opinion from economic problems

Minister Simmonds made the statements to a parliamentary committee

Britain accused the Argentine government on Tuesday of revving up a dispute over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands to try to divert public opinion attention away from the country's severe economic problems.

Tuesday, November 26th 2013 - 09:17 UTC

Overseas Territories meeting begins in London with a speech from Minister Simmonds

Minister Simmonds will also open a major UK/OTs business forum on Thursday

The annual Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) which brings together political leaders from the Overseas Territories and UK Ministers takes off in London on Tuesday, hosted by the FCO Minister for the Overseas Territories Mark Simmonds MP.

Tuesday, September 17th 2013 - 06:45 UTC

Falklands receives visit of lawmakers from Panama’s National Assembly

MLA Elsby, Krysteen and the president of the Foreign Affairs Commission Dalia Bernal (L) during the April visit to Panama

A group of Panama National Assembly members has arrived in the Falkland Islands for a week long visit. The party is headed by Foreign Affairs Commission president Dalia Bernal and includes Yaniel Abrego, president of the Education Commission, lawmaker Renaul Dominguez and Jorge Gantes legal advisor of the Foreign Affaris Committee.

Wednesday, July 31st 2013 - 05:12 UTC

Insulza meets Hague and presents report on the Drug Problem in the Americas at Chatham House

Foreign Secretary and OAS Secretary General at the Foreign Office

Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, on Tuesday presented in London the Report on the Drug Problem in the Americas during a forum organized by Chatham House in which political authorities and experts in the issue took part.

Tuesday, May 21st 2013 - 06:45 UTC

Falkland Islands: it’s a three-side debate; Argentina must recognize Islanders right to decide their future

Foreign Office minister Swire: Falklands would gladly resume cooperation agreements with Argentina but with no sovereignty discussions

UK conditioned a possible re-launching of agreements on hydrocarbons and fisheries in the South Atlantic to Argentina accepting ‘there will be no sovereignty negotiations’ regarding the Malvinas Islands and called for the Argentine government to respect the wishes of the Falkland Islanders.

Saturday, May 4th 2013 - 09:03 UTC

UK minister warns waters row escalation with Spain could damage Gibraltar’s economy

“Unlawful incursions by Spanish State vessels are violations of the UK’s sovereignty, they are not a threat to our sovereignty”, said Lidington

UK Minister for Europe David Lidington has warned that an escalation of tension with Spain in the waters row could damage Gibraltar’s prosperity and wider UK interests and pointed out that the incursions were not “an armed attack or invasion” and that the response to them must be proportionate.


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