Tag: Foreign Office

Foreign Office
Friday, September 16th 2016 - 08:04 UTC

Argentina/UK joint statement is “not an agreement”, but a raft of principles and intentions

Each issue in the statement will merit meetings, discussions and negotiations previous to advances, underlined Argentine deputy minister Foradori

The Argentine/UK political convergence to promote bilateral dialogue and advance in areas of common interest for both parts “is not a closed agreement but a Joint Statement which describes principles and relates intentions”, pointed out Argentine deputy minister Carlos Foradori in an interview with Buenos Aires daily Clarin.

Tuesday, September 13th 2016 - 19:51 UTC

Macri announces top level meeting with UK to address ''all issues'', next week in New York

“We're planning a meeting in New York during the UN sessions. We're going to establish a round of conversations talking about all issues”, Macri was quoted

Argentine president Mauricio Macri described as a “gesture” the attendance of Foreign Office minister Alan Duncan at the Business and Investment forum in Buenos Aires, and anticipated that UK and Argentina are preparing a bilateral meeting next week in New York on the sidelines of the annual UN general assembly to address all issues including Falklands/Malvinas.

Thursday, May 5th 2016 - 16:44 UTC

Foreign Office Minister comments on World Press Freedom Day 2016

“Tragically journalists in many countries around the world are still forced to operate in dangerous environments”.

On World Press Freedom Day 2016, Foreign Office Minister Baroness Anelay said: Promoting freedom of the press and the right to access information is not just the right thing to do; it is also the smart thing to do. Where it is denied, we see a stifling of healthy debate and innovation, harming a country’s long term social and economic prospects, Foreign Office minister Baroness Anelay said on World Press Freedom Day.

Friday, February 26th 2016 - 07:05 UTC

Britain protests 'provocative' incursion in Gibraltar waters by Spanish corvette

The Spanish corvette Infanta Elena also sailed close to Gibraltar on Wednesday with weapons uncovered

Britain has protested to Spain after a Spanish warship “manoeuvred dangerously” during an incursion into British Gibraltar territorial waters, risking collision with a Royal Navy patrol boat.

Monday, February 15th 2016 - 05:57 UTC

Falklands' visit by Defense secretary Fallon “while parliament is in recess”

A Whitehall source said: ‘Michael has irritated the Foreign Office. They think it looks bellicose and will make it harder to do business with Buenos Aires”

British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon is scheduled to visit the Falkland Islands this week, the first such visit in over a decade. However the timing of the visit has caused some irritation with the Foreign Office, according to the London media, since it could interfere with the current approach with the new Argentine administration.

Thursday, January 14th 2016 - 06:24 UTC

Gibraltar logged 431 Spanish vessels' incursions into territorial waters

Figures released by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office show that a total of 431 incursions were logged by British officials last year.

The number of unlawful incursions by Spanish state vessels into British Gibraltar territorial waters rose last year compared to 2014. But the number of serious incidents tailed off in the final months of 2015 against the context of diplomatic efforts to increase cooperation at sea, according to a report published in the Gibraltar Chronicle.

Tuesday, January 5th 2016 - 06:55 UTC

UK reply to Argentina: no yield on Falklands' right to choose their future

On Sunday Malcorra called for Falklands' return, arguing Argentine commitment to peaceful settlement of differences, international law and multilateralism.

Argentina's January 3rd. statement on the Falkland Islands dispute claiming sovereignty and calling for dialogue with the United Kingdom has received a low key but strong response from the Foreign Office, according to the Mail on line.

Friday, November 27th 2015 - 06:10 UTC

Cameron and Macri agree to 'strengthen relations' and 'to pursue a path of open dialogue'

Cameron's office said the PM had called Macri to congratulate him, and also pledged support for Argentina's economic reform program

Britain's David Cameron and Argentina's president-elect Mauricio Macri agreed to “strengthen relations” and “to pursue a path of open dialogue” between their countries after a phone call Thursday, Downing Street said.

Thursday, October 15th 2015 - 04:45 UTC

Should UK Overseas Territories have representation in Westminster?

The panel consisted of Falklands MLA Roger Edwards, Andrew Rosindell, MP,  Philip Smith of FOTBOT, and Fabian Picardo, Chief Minister of Gibraltar.

A recent formation of the Friends of the British Overseas Territories, FOTBOT, had an interesting participation at the British parties conferences this season with fringe meetings open to the public and panel discussions on political issues pertaining to the British Overseas Territories, including whether BOT's should have representation in Westminster.

Saturday, September 26th 2015 - 08:55 UTC

Minister Swire opens Minas Gerais Consulate General, ahead of Rio 2016 Olympics

Minister Hugo Swire said he was “excited to open our new British Consulate General in Belo Horizonte, and to visit Minas Gerais for the first time”.

The United Kingdom preparing for Rio Olympics 2016 with a new pilot Consulate General in Belo Horizonte to make the most of trade and business opportunities ahead of the Games.

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