foreign office


Definition of foreign office

: a government office (such as a ministry) that deals with foreign affairs

Examples of foreign office in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the meeting in Germany, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss urged the allies to keep economic sanctions in place until Russian troops leave Ukraine, the British foreign office said in a statement. Laura King And Tracy Wilkinson, Anchorage Daily News, 13 May 2022 The foreign office forwarded his inquiry to the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (S.P.K.), then the custodian of the world’s second-largest collection of Benin Bronzes. Julian Lucas, The New Yorker, 14 Apr. 2022 Pakistan’s foreign office summoned the Indian envoy in Islamabad on Friday to lodge a protest. Vibhuti Agarwal, WSJ, 11 Mar. 2022 Until December, Saathoff had been the foreign office’s point person on Russia. Washington Post, 11 Feb. 2022 In 2018, Xinhua established its foreign office in Nairobi. Jianli Yang, National Review, 19 June 2021 But the more immediate concerns are jobs and cost of living, said Joshua Mitchell, of the country’s foreign office. New York Times, 3 June 2021 Sir Mark Sedwill, the cabinet secretary, Sir Simon McDonald, the head of the foreign office, and Jonathan Slater, the permanent secretary at the Department for Education. The Economist, 16 Jan. 2021 Pakistan's foreign office did not respond to a request for comment. Washington Post, 19 Sep. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of foreign office

1820, in the meaning defined above

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“Foreign office.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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