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Recognising civil partnerships across Europe

Chris Bryant emphasised the FCO's commitment to promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights at an event co-hosted by Stonewall.

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What is the FCO

The Foreign & Commonwealth office is responsible for promoting British interests overseas

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Who we are

We are Britain’s diplomatic service and represent the United Kingdom's government overseas

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What we do

We work hard to promote and protect Britain’s interests abroad. We run a global network of offices in more than 170 countries


FCO Latest News

Polls open early in Iraq elections

>> Polling stations opened across Iraq today for the national elections, ahead of the mai... <<


04 March 2010

State Visit - President Zuma of South Africa

>> During the second day of the State Visit on 4 March 2010, Prime Minister Gordon Brown ... <<


04 March 2010

E3 and EU statements on Iran

>> At the IAEA Board of Governors meeting in Vienna today, UK Ambassador Simon Smith deli... <<


03 March 2010

Consular and relief effort in Chile

>> British consular support teams are on the ground in Chile, helping to locate British n... <<


03 March 2010

Foreign Secretary's interview on Hardtalk, BBC News

>> Foreign Secretary David Miliband was interviewed by BBC News on a range of UK foreign ... <<


03 March 2010

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