foreign minister


Definition of foreign minister

: a governmental minister for foreign affairs

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On the subject of which, Japan’s foreign minister has spoken out to warn Britain against pursuing no-deal. Vicky Spratt,, "Feeling Fed Up & Frustrated By The News Lately? Me Too," 28 June 2019 John Kerry, the secretary of state, was scheduled to talk about the close-at-hand nuclear deal with Iran’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif, in 45 minutes. Megan Rose, ProPublica, "Trump Keeps Talking About the Last Military Standoff With Iran — Here’s What Really Happened," 24 June 2019 Bellamy Storer served in Congress and as foreign minister in Belgium, Spain and Austria-Hungary, with his wife as a much bigger force than a typical diplomat’s wife. Jeff Suess,, "Book shows Maria Longworth Storer was more than Rookwood Pottery," 24 June 2019 The Canadian foreign minister at the time likened the move to the land grabs of early European colonizers. Richard Kemeny, Science | AAAS, "As countries battle for control of North Pole, science is the ultimate winner," 20 June 2019 In recent decades legal prosecution as absurd as the case of the former foreign minister against the ARB has not been encountered in the European Union. Jeffrey Eugenides, The New York Review of Books, "An Open Letter to Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, and Donald Tusk, President of the European Council," 21 Mar. 2019 The Kurds could begin supplying the rest of Iraq with gas by next year, says Falah Mustafa, the foreign minister for the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG). The Economist, "Two years after a disastrous referendum, Iraq’s Kurds are prospering," 15 June 2019 Many right-wing supporters on Twitter, whether followed by Modi or not, proudly include lines in their bios about how they are followed by other leaders, like former foreign minister Sushma Swaraj or finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Aria Thaker, Quartz India, "How Modi’s Twitter strategy of following his supporters—even trolls—worked in his favour," 2 June 2019 The long-time Russian foreign minister has been to the North Korean capital before, including in 2009 during an earlier round of negotiations on North Korean disarmament. Steve George, CNN, "Russian foreign minister meets Kim Jong Un, calls for lifting of sanctions," 31 May 2018

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1678, in the meaning defined above

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