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Tag: UK Foreign Office

  • Monday, March 2nd 2020 - 06:50 UTC

    Foreign Office official visits Argentina to address a long agenda including Falklands

    Ms Morton arrives from easy-going Montevideo where she attended the inauguration of Uruguayan president Luis Lacalle Pou (Pic Twitter)

    Wendy Morton, the foreign office minister of European Neighborhood and the Americas arrives this Monday to Buenos Aires to meet with members of the Kirchner government, who over the weekend announced a new more demanding and aggressive Argentine policy referred to the Falklands and South Atlantic Islands sovereignty claim.

  • Tuesday, October 23rd 2018 - 07:06 UTC

    England's Football Association XI team to visit the Falkland Islands: two matches scheduled

    The visit will coincide with Remembrance Day on the 11th November, so the FA delegation plan to attend the service at Christ Church Cathedral in Stanley

    England's Football Association (FA) is participating in a goodwill visit to the Falkland Islands in November, where they will play two football matches, one against the Falkland Islands national team in Stanley and the British Forces South Atlantic Islands XI. The party will also participate in coaching sessions with the two schools in Stanley and the junior school at the Mount Pleasant.

  • Monday, February 19th 2018 - 09:33 UTC

    Falklands conflict: Sir Henry Greald Elliot, an involuntary trigger

    Gerald Elliot was head of Christian Salvesen when it signed a deal with Argentine scrap merchant Constantino Davidoff, to remove machinery from South Georgia.

    Sir Gerald Henry Elliot, businessman and philanthropist died, 28 January 2018 in Edinburgh. Gerald Elliot was managing director, and later chairman, of the Edinburgh shipping company Christian Salvesen when it signed a deal with an Argentine scrap merchant, Constantino Davidoff, to have machinery removed from some disused whaling stations it had on the island of South Georgia.

  • Friday, January 12th 2018 - 10:16 UTC

    Foreign Office rejects Ecuadorean diplomatic status for Wikileaks Julian Assange

    A proposed diplomatic status would give Assange diplomatic immunity, which would make it possible for him to leave the embassy and UK without fear of arrest.

    The British Foreign Office rejected an Ecuadorian government request to grant the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange diplomatic status in a bid to bring to an end his forced stay in the South American country’s London embassy.

  • Thursday, November 16th 2017 - 10:00 UTC

    UK supports Mexico in the implementation of the energy sector reform

    Foreign Secretary Johnson during the visit of the Mexican Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luis Videgaray to the UK

    United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, announced during the visit of the Mexican Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luis Videgaray, that the UK is developing plans for new bilateral Prosperity programming of up to £60 million to support Mexico’s economic development and reform.

  • Thursday, January 5th 2017 - 10:06 UTC

    PM May names veteran diplomat as envoy to EU: overcomes mini Brexit turmoil

    Tim Barrow, political director at the Foreign Office, will take up the post next week following the abrupt departure of Ivan Rogers

    Prime Minister Theresa May appointed a senior career diplomat as envoy to the European Union on Wednesday to replace an ambassador who quit with a scathing resignation letter that exposed frustration among officials over her strategy. . Tim Barrow, political director at the Foreign Office, will take up the post next week following the abrupt departure of Ivan Rogers, who told staff in his resignation letter they should “speak the truth to those in power”.

  • Friday, November 25th 2016 - 07:20 UTC

    Falklands' mine clearance progresses steadily: 82 fields still to be neutralized

    The mine fields are clearly fenced with warning signs, some of them very close to Stanley

    Minefield clearance in the Falklands is going well on the current phase which will run until June 2017, Dynasafe Bactec Ltd. Program manager Guy Marot confirmed this week to Penguin News. Work to date has involved technical survey and clearance work in the Eliza Cove area (south east Stanley) and Goose Green, and is scheduled to continue after Christmas in the Mount Longdon and Hearndon Waters (Murrell) minefields, and Port Howard on West Falklands.