foreign minister


Definition of foreign minister 

: a governmental minister for foreign affairs

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Despite the upbeat messaging in the United States, Kim Jong Un, in a meeting with Russia's foreign minister on Thursday, complained about the U.S. trying to spread its influence in the region, a comment that may complicate the summit plans. CBS News, "Top North Korean official expected to deliver letter to Trump in Washington," 1 June 2018 Both Honduran deputy foreign minister, Nelly Jerez, and a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection confirmed that the mother and daughter had not been separated. Carson Kessler, Fortune, "Crying Honduran Girl on the Cover of Time Magazine Was Not Separated From Mother, Father Says," 22 June 2018 The Singaporean foreign minister, Vivian Balakrishnan, posted a selfie on Facebook with Kim and Singaporean Education Minister Ong Ye standing in front of a wall of vibrant flowers. Madeleine Ngo, Vox, "Kim Jong Un went sightseeing in Singapore hours before Tuesday’s historic summit," 11 June 2018 Russia's foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, flew to Pyongyang to meet Kim for the first time. Anchorage Daily News, "Trump says there's no need for extensive preparation before the summit with Kim Jong Un," 10 June 2018 Kim's letter to Mr. Trump on Friday will probably borrow much of the language from the statement of his vice foreign minister, said Koh Yu-hwan, a North Korea expert at Seoul's Dongguk University. CBS News, "Pushing the envelope? Kim Jong Un's massive letter to Trump," 2 June 2018 Russia said Wednesday that its foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, will travel to North Korea for talks on Thursday. Christopher Bodeen And Hyung-jin Kim, USA TODAY, "Top North Korean official heads to U.S. for pre-summit talks," 30 May 2018 Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexico’s president-elect, said that Marcelo Ebrard, a former mayor of Mexico City, will be foreign minister in his government. The Economist, "Politics this week," 12 July 2018 Indeed, the timetable for confirmation was moved up a day so that Pompeo could be sworn in immediately and then attend a Friday meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, "Pompeo Confirmed As Secretary of State With Seven Democratic Votes," 26 Apr. 2018

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1678, in the meaning defined above

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