Click on the links on the left to access the following sections:
: Country Profiles, prepared by FCO desk officers, aim to provide a general overview of the country concerned. They include information on the country's recent history, recent political developments, relations with the international community and bilateral political and commercial relations with the UK, as well as links to other relevant pages on the FCO website.
Policy on Africa
: The UK is working to promote positive change in Africa, with the goals of
, stability and improved quality of life for Africa's people. We aim to do this
alongside other members of the international community
and - above all - in partnership with Africa itself. Further information is also provided in this section on the
New Partnership for Africa's Development (NePAD)
: Since the end of the Gulf War in 1991, Britain has urged Iraq to co-operate with
imposed by the UN. These obligations are designed to restrict Iraq’s development and use of
weapons of mass destruction
. Information in this section includes the British Government's
dossier of evidence
on the Iraqi regime, further details of the
that Iraq continues to pose and tackles some of the long-standing
about UN sanctions and other aspects of UK policy.
Latin America and the Caribbean
: The UK has enjoyed strong links with Latin America for many years. The modern relationship is led by a renewed emphasis on modern political, cultural and economic links and trade and investments with Latin American countries.
The UK and the Caribbean's relationship
is based on strong historical ties. Find out more about the UK's
the UK's relationships with the two regions...
The Middle East Peace Process
: This area details the role of the UK in the search for a just, lasting and comprehensive peace in the Middle East. The Government remains closely engaged in efforts to urge an end to violence and a building of confidence between the parties. These pages provide answers to
frequently asked questions
on the MEPP,
to the crisis, and
on the Middle East.
Policy on the Western Balkans
: This section provides information on international processes and institutions designed to aid reconstruction and development in
, such as the
(the institution for co-ordinating political and economic reforms and reconstruction in the region). Further details on the
UK Conflict Prevention Initiative
are also available.