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Foreign Secretary looks forward to historic year in 2012

william hague outside house of commons (Getty Images)

London, 01 January 2012
During 2012, the UK will celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and host the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Foreign Secretary William Hague marked the New Year and looked forward to the exciting times ahead.

New Year Honours for crises staff at the Foreign Office

OBE in presentation case (Man, Civil Division), Crown Copyright

London, 31 December 2011
The Foreign Office is delighted that 19 of our staff have received recognition in the New Year Honours List for their exceptional contributions in delivering the UK response to crises overseas this year.

Foreign Office Minister expresses concern over raids on NGO offices in Egypt

Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne

LONDON, 30 December 2011
Minister Jeremy Browne urges Egyptian authorities to avoid taking action that would inhibit the positive work of organisations supporting the country's transition to democracy.

Foreign Office Minister expresses concern at Yuliya Tymoshenko court ruling

David Lidington, Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Crown copyright.

London, 30 December 2011
Minister for Europe David Lidington has expressed concern at the conviction and sentence of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yuliya Tymoshenko on 29 December.



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