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 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 While the German foreign office confirmed on Thursday that a German embassy staff member had died as a result of the explosion. NBC News, 6 Aug. 2020 Of those, about 12 are based in foreign offices overseas, including in China. Katie Thomas, New York Times, 10 Mar. 2020 The European Union's foreign affairs chief, Federica Mogherini, in a statement released by Germany's foreign office, called on Turkey to stop its military action in Syria, to prevent undermining the stability of the region. Patrick Smith, NBC News, 10 Oct. 2019 Darroch joined Britain’s foreign office in 1976 and held positions in Tokyo, Rome and Brussels, then served as national security adviser. Washington Post, 10 July 2019 Mr Smith presides over an operation as big as the foreign office of a medium-sized country. The Economist, 12 Sep. 2019

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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 22 Jun. 2021.

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