Tag: Foreign Office

Foreign Office
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.

Friday, September 25th 2015 - 05:59 UTC

“Let the private sector make business with Falkland/Malvinas, a blockade in the Americas is unacceptable” said lawmaker Trobo

Trobo was in London this week and met for over an hour with Foreign Office minister for Latin American affairs Hugo Swire (L)

Uruguayan lawmaker Jaime Trobo said that a blockade in the Americas was 'unacceptable' and called for closer links between the Falkland/Malvinas Islands and the continent, urging the private sector to take advantage of the business opportunities in trade and services.

Monday, August 17th 2015 - 07:54 UTC

Ecuador hits back at the UK over the Assange asylum case in London

Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire said Ecuador's decision to harbor Assange had prevented the proper course of justice.

Ecuador has hit back at the UK government over who is to blame for the deadlock in the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The 44-year-old Australian has been living in Ecuador's embassy in London for more than three years to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faces sexual assault allegations.

Friday, August 14th 2015 - 08:32 UTC

UK to protest to Ecuador for harboring Assange; policing the embassy has cost 18.8m dollars

“Ecuador must recognize that its decision to harbor Mr. Assange more than three years ago has prevented the proper course of justice...” said Swire

The UK is to make a formal protest to the government of Ecuador over the country's decision to “harbor” Julian Assange, the Foreign Office has said. The Wikileaks co-founder sought asylum at London's Ecuadorean embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden.

Wednesday, July 1st 2015 - 02:32 UTC

Magna Carta and King's Writt global tour during last quarter of 2015

 The 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta provides a unique opportunity to support UK's diplomatic and economic objectives, said Swire

A Foreign Office global tour of the Magna Carta and King's Writt celebrating the 800th anniversary of the unique document is scheduled to begin later this year, said Foreign minister Hugo Swire in his presentation to Parliament requesting the necessary indemnity funds for such exposure.

Saturday, April 11th 2015 - 06:45 UTC

Falklands: Ambassador Castro refers ironically to Foreign Office summons

“It is pretty much unbelievable that they (FCO) should complain when they have been failing to abide by international law for 50 years,” said Ms Castro

Argentine ambassador in London, Alicia Castro complained about being summoned to the Foreign Office over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands dispute revealing she asked the British official if it was “an expression of British humor or a political paradox”, since the UK has failed to comply with international law for the last five decades.

Monday, April 6th 2015 - 06:02 UTC

UK ratifies support for Falklands' oil and gas industry development

“We are satisfied that Falklands have the right to develop their hydrocarbons sector as a legitimate commercial venture with international oil and gas companies”

The British government has dismissed a reported threat from Argentina to prosecute oil firms drilling near the 
Falkland Islands. Argentine authorities said that the explorations “carry a huge environmental risk” and claimed that the London-registered companies, which announced last week they had found oil and gas in a remote field off the Islands, should be tried in Argentina

Thursday, November 27th 2014 - 06:46 UTC

Gibraltar MEP leader of UK Tories delegation to the European Parliament

A staunch supporter of Gibraltar’s British sovereignty, Mr Fox has been MEP for the South West and Gibraltar since 2009.

Gibraltar MEP Ashley Fox was elected this week leader of the British Conservative delegation in the European Parliament, reports the Gibraltar Chronicle.


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