foreign minister


Definition of foreign minister

: a governmental minister for foreign affairs

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The foreign minister of Bahrain, a Gulf Arab country, gave an interview to Israeli media, highlighting the important role that Israel has in the contemporary Middle East. David Mednicoff, The Conversation, "Why increasing Arab-Israeli closeness matters," 29 Aug. 2019 Macron’s surprise decision to invite Iran’s foreign minister for talks on the sidelines of the summit could easily have back-fired and infuriated Trump. Washington Post, "Macron’s G-7 performance arms him for likely troubles ahead," 28 Aug. 2019 Even a last-minute visit from Iran’s foreign minister couldn’t agitate Trump. NBC News, "World leaders may have found a way to handle Trump," 26 Aug. 2019 Iran’s foreign minister Javad Zarif tweeted that his country would resist any U.S. sanctions. Valentina Pop, WSJ, "Europe Plans No Immediate Sanctions if Iran Breaches Nuclear Deal," 29 June 2019 Taiwan’s foreign minister Joseph Wu also backed protesters in Hong Kong. Mary Hui, Quartz, "Why foreign governments are so worried about Hong Kong’s extradition law," 13 June 2019 Last month, Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador tasked his foreign minister, Marcelo Ebrard, with gathering data on U.S. immigrants, who also go largely undocumented. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Americans make up Mexico’s largest demographic of immigrants," 17 June 2019 Other dignitaries set to attend Friday’s observances are German deputy foreign minister, Michael Roth, who ahead of his visit lamented the lack of broad knowledge about the systematic murder of the Roma communities during World War II. Washington Post, "Long ignored, Roma genocide mourned 75 years on at Auschwitz," 2 Aug. 2019 Iranian officials are slamming the United States for imposing sanctions on the country's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, personally targeting Iran's highest ranking diplomat. Brian Pascus, CBS News, "U.S. slaps sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as tensions rise," 1 Aug. 2019

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1678, in the meaning defined above

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