foreign minister


: a governmental minister for foreign affairs

Examples of foreign minister in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web We're joined now by the prime minister and foreign minister of Qatar, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani Mohammed. CBS News, 26 Nov. 2023 China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends a meeting Monday with foreign ministers from Arab and Muslim-majority nations in Beijing. NBC News, 23 Nov. 2023 His new foreign minister, Diana Mondino, an economist, told reporters that one of the government’s main foreign policy goals was to end most regulations on imports and exports. Lucía Cholakian Herrera, New York Times, 20 Nov. 2023 China is flexing its diplomatic muscle with a major meeting in Beijing on Monday, welcoming foreign ministers from the Middle East in an attempt to exert its influence over the Israel-Hamas war. Lawrence Richard, Fox News, 20 Nov. 2023 Those splits were on display inside the meeting of foreign ministers, where the European Union’s top diplomat, Josep Borrell, sparred with German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, who has defended Israel’s goal to crush Hamas, according to officials familiar with the talks. Michael Birnbaum, Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2023 Almost a hundred and seventy thousand residential units have been destroyed, according to the Palestinian foreign minister. Raja Shehadeh, The New Yorker, 26 Oct. 2023 Carl Court—Getty Images British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak brought back former leader David Cameron as foreign minister on Monday in a reshuffle triggered by his firing of interior minister Suella Braverman after her criticism of police threatened his authority. Reuters, Fortune Europe, 13 Nov. 2023 Secretary of State Antony Blinken thanked Japan’s foreign minister and his other counterparts in the Group of Seven alliance for their intense support and cooperation since the latest war between Israel and Hamas broke out. Vivian Salama, WSJ, 7 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1678, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of foreign minister was in 1678

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“Foreign minister.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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foreign minister

: a government minister for foreign affairs

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