foreign minister

noun

Definition of foreign minister

: a governmental minister for foreign affairs

Examples of foreign minister in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her new foreign minister announced Bolivia’s exit from the Alliance for the Peoples of Our America, a union of socialist nations based in Caracas. Rachelle Krygier, Washington Post, "In Bolivia, an interim leader is leaving her conservative mark," 18 Nov. 2019 The visit in 2017 by Erdogan and his foreign minister got off to a difficult start as soon as the Turkish delegation arrived in Maryland on May 15. BostonGlobe.com, "Washington, D.C., braces for planned visit by Turkish President Erdogan - The Boston Globe," 10 Nov. 2019 Paris – Secretary of State William P. Rogers and the foreign ministers of the three other Vietnam war protagonists signed an agreement today during a cordial ceremony that ended America’s longest war. Gerard Loughran, Houston Chronicle, "Peace Treaty Is Signed in Paris, Officially Ends Longest U.S. War," 25 Oct. 2019 One of the Mexican tourists who was wounded is in critical condition and another is in surgery, the country's foreign minister Marcelo Abrard wrote in a tweet. Kareem Khadder, Caroline Faraj And Patrick Oppmann, CNN, "Holidaymakers among 8 injured during knife attack in Jordan," 6 Nov. 2019 Sergei Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister, has already made two major trips to Africa this year. Fox News, "Russia building new empire in Africa: 'The United States should be hugely concerned'," 30 Oct. 2019 The Allied foreign ministers had already established a European Advisory Commission, whose chief task would be to determine the Allied occupation zones of Germany. Conrad Black, National Review, "Planning the Post-War World," 24 Oct. 2019 Christian leader Gebran Bassil, the foreign minister and son-in-law of President Michel Aoun, bore the brunt of that. BostonGlobe.com, "Ditching party flags and carrying only white and red Lebanese flags with a cedar tree in the center, they flooded streets in Beirut, the northern city of Tripoli, in eastern Baalbek as well as cities, towns and villages near the southern border with Israel and along Syria’s border in the east.," 21 Oct. 2019 Christian leader Gebran Bassil, the foreign minister and son-in-law of President Michel Aoun, bore the brunt of that. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Hundreds of thousands of Lebanese protesters flood streets," 20 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of foreign minister

1678, in the meaning defined above

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“Foreign minister.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foreign%20minister. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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