foreign minister

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foreign minister

A cabinet minister in charge of a nation's foreign affairs.

foreign minister


foreign secretary

(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capitals) a cabinet minister who is responsible for a country's dealings with other countries. US equivalent: secretary of state
foreign ministry n

for′eign min′ister

(in countries other than the U.S.) a cabinet minister who conducts and supervises foreign and diplomatic relations with other states. Also called, esp. Brit., foreign secretary.
for′eign min′istry, n.
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Noun1.foreign minister - a government minister for foreign relationsforeign minister - a government minister for foreign relations
government minister, minister - a person appointed to a high office in the government; "Minister of Finance"
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After leaving college he became Private Secretary to Lord Binkie, and was then appointed Attache to the Legation at Pumpernickel, which post he filled with perfect honour, and brought home despatches, consisting of Strasburg pie, to the Foreign Minister of the day.
Bonnycastle once told the wife of a foreign minister.
When a little later he followed them across the hall, into one of the other rooms, he saw the host and hostess accompany the President to the door and two foreign ministers and a judge of the Supreme Court address themselves to Pandora Day.
one of the foreign ministers exclaimed; "and we flattered ourselves that her attention was all with us.
I wish they would send you to my country," one of the foreign ministers suggested.
When my uncle became foreign minister in this administration he gave me several missions of trust, and as I always brought them to a successful conclusion, he came at last to have the utmost confidence in my ability and tact.
During the meeting, Sheikh Abdullah discussed bilateral relations and ways of boosting them in various political, economic, investment and cultural fields, with Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ahmed Ghandour, Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende, Rwandan Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo, and Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delsey Rodriguez.
The Foreign Ministers of the CIS members agreed on Friday to hold their next meeting in Astana in the fall.
According to Afghan Foreign Ministry Press Office to BNA, besides congratulating Rabbani over assuming office as Foreign Minister, the US diplomat also assured her country's support to Afghanistan especially in the fields of security, economy and peace process.
Jeddah, Shawwal 17, 1435, Aug 13, 2014, SPA -- Princes and their excellencies Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) foreign ministers arrived here today.
The Iranian foreign minister has no plans to visit Saudi Arabia," the Iranian deputy foreign minister said on Sunday.
Al-Salal has separately met with First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah , Foreign Minister of Qatar Khalid al-Atiya , Bahraini Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa , Jordan's Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh , Djibouti Foreign Minister Mahmoud Ali Youssouf, Mauritanian Minister for Foreign Affairs Ahmed Ould Teguedi and Kosovo's Foreign Minister Enver Hoxhaj.

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