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 Despite the latest round of economic and diplomatic acrimony, China's foreign minister Wang Yi says Beijing is open to restarting its relationship with the US. Aj Willingham, CNN, "5 things to know for December 8: Coronavirus, White House, immigration, Brexit, China," 8 Dec. 2020 At the time, Psaki was the spokesperson for the U.S. State Department and the pink hat was a gift from the Russian foreign minister. Camille Caldera, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Jen Psaki was gifted a hammer and sickle hat at a diplomatic meeting," 1 Dec. 2020 People familiar with his schedule say Kushner met last week with Kuwaiti foreign minister Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah, who’s played an important role in recent mediation efforts. Jennifer Jacobs, Bloomberg.com, "Kushner to Lead U.S. Delegation to Middle East as Tensions Simmer," 29 Nov. 2020 Such talk has incensed Europe’s leaders, and in 2018, German Chancellor Angela Merkel bluntly warned them that Europe could no longer trust the U.S.—a sentiment echoed on Thursday by French foreign minister Le Drian. Vivienne Walt, Fortune, "Even if Biden wins, European leaders warn rebuilding relationships will take time," 7 Nov. 2020 Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov, 70, has gone into isolation after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus. Chronicle Staff, SFChronicle.com, "Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: Oct. 23-29," 30 Oct. 2020 Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov entered self-quarantine on Tuesday after coming in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, "Russia institutes national mask mandate as coronavirus cases surge," 27 Oct. 2020 The announcement was delivered not by the U.S. but by Argentina, and the process led by the organization and a former foreign minister of Uruguay, Luis Almagro. Seth Mandel, Washington Examiner, "Overcoming history," 10 Dec. 2020 Last autumn Gebran Bassil, the head of a Christian party in Lebanon, was his country’s foreign minister and aspired to be its next president. The Economist, "You’re sanctioned! Donald Trump’s sanctions in the Middle East have had little effect," 28 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of foreign minister

1678, in the meaning defined above

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“Foreign minister.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foreign%20minister. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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