foreign minister


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foreign minister

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

foreign minister

or

foreign secretary

n
(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


n.
(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.
[1700–10]
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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Foreign ministers, says Sir William Temple, who was himself a foreign minister, elude matters taken ad referendum, by tampering with the provinces and cities.
The Foreign Minister is a wreck of drink and drugs.
I am proud of the Chancellor because he gambled and the Foreign Minister because he drank and the Prime Minister because he took a commission on a contract," said Fisher, firmly.
Both the foreign minister and our ambassador in Vienna knew him and valued him.
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.
President William McKinley attended this meeting, as did also the members of his Cabinet, many foreign ministers, and a large number of army and navy officers, many of whom had distinguished themselves in the war which had just closed.
ANKARA, Jan 3, 2011 (TUR) -- Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu paid visits to a number of countries and hosted his counterparts in Turkey in 2010.

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