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FOREIGN SECRETARY TO APPOINT A SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE ON CLIMATE CHANGE (12/05/06)
The Foreign Secretary, Margaret Beckett, has announced that she would be appointing a Special Representative on Climate Change. Mrs Beckett said the Special Representative will work with key international partners and government colleagues and will help to take forward the Gleneagles Dialogue on Climate Change, Clean Energy and Sustainable Development.
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HOON ON FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE EVENTS IN ANDIZHAN, UZBEKISTAN (12/05/06)
Speaking on the first anniversary of the events in Andizhan, Uzbekistan, Minister for Europe Geoff Hoon said, 'Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those who died in the tragic events which took place in Andijan, Uzbekistan, one year ago on 12-13 May 2005'.
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Current Issues
MARGARET BECKETT APPOINTED AS FOREIGN SECRETARY
The Rt Hon Margaret Beckett MP was appointed as Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on 5 May. Find out more about the new Foreign Secretary.

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NEW 'BRITAIN IN THE EU' SECTION LAUNCHED
Britain in the EU
The Minister for Europe has launched a new 'Britain in the EU' section of the FCO website, and a Guide to the EU. Both will be valuable resources on UK EU policy and the debate on the future direction of the EU.
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Bahrain Boat Disaster - aftercare information for families affected is available on the Department for Culture, Media and Sport website.
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SIS - The website of the Secret Intelligence Service.

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