the Foreign Office


: a government department especially in Great Britain that deals with foreign affairs

Note: The official name of the British Foreign Office is now the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Examples of the Foreign Office in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The entire scene is familiar to Daniel Briggs, an ethnographer from Northumbria University in England, who spent four summers studying young British people in Magaluf for research underwritten by the Foreign Office, the arm of the U.K. government that safeguards citizens abroad. David Segal, New York Times, 20 Aug. 2023 Story continues below advertisement Advertisement Britain is imposing sanctions on 13 individuals and businesses linked to Wagner in Mali, Sudan and the Central African Republic, the Foreign Office announced Thursday. Claire Parker, Washington Post, 20 July 2023 Foreign Office: Part of the larger Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) in the U.K., the Foreign Office oversees international relations on behalf of the country. Lauren Puckett-Pope, ELLE, 21 Apr. 2023 In late February, British-Iranian human rights activist Vahid Beheshti set up camp opposite the entrance to the Foreign Office in central London and began a hunger strike. Dominic Dudley, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2023

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“The Foreign Office.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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