foreign minister


Definition of foreign minister

: a governmental minister for foreign affairs

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Russian deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov also repeated Moscow’s counter-accusation that the U.S. was in violation of the INF Treaty in deploying the Mk. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Russia Defends New Cruise Missile, Says It Doesn't Violate Any Arms-Control Treaties," 24 Jan. 2019 Fernando Carrera, a former Guatemalan foreign minister, said that merely warning migrants not to travel illegally to the United States would have little effect. Nic Wirtz,, "Pence tells Central American leaders to do more to stop migrants from entering U.S.," 28 June 2018 Leading Monday's talks in Singapore were veteran U.S. diplomat Sung Kim and Choe Son Hui, a vice foreign minister with a long history of dealing with the United States for the North Korean regime. Philip Rucker, ajc, "With smiles and a handshake, Trump and North Korea's Kim could mask gulf on nuclear arms," 11 June 2018 The warning by North Korea's first vice foreign minister came hours after the country abruptly canceled a high-level meeting with South Korea to protest US-South Korean military exercises that the North has long claimed are an invasion rehearsal. The Christian Science Monitor, "On cue, North Korea threatens to cancel Kim-Trump summit," 16 May 2018 The Dutch foreign minister recently accused Iran of conducting two assassinations in the Netherlands, in 2015 and 2017. Jessica Donati, WSJ, "Iran Rift Hurts U.S. Effort to Build Consensus on Mideast Policy," 13 Feb. 2019 The foreign minister said Saudi Arabia's investigation into Khashoggi's death was still in its early stages. Fox News, "Khashoggi's fiancée under police protection, Turkish media report," 22 Oct. 2018 European diplomats said in recent days that France is unlikely to send its foreign minister. Laurence Norman, WSJ, "EU Nations Set to Snub Washington’s Latest Anti-Iran Push," 17 Jan. 2019 Major powers China and Russia — neither of which sent their most senior leader to the U.N. General Assembly — will put forth their foreign ministers to tell their stories. Fox News, "The Latest: South Sudan urges support for peace effort," 28 Sep. 2018

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1678, in the meaning defined above

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