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Deputy High Commissioner Tom Hartley's Speech at the memorandum of understanding (MOU) Signing between British Council and the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Foundation

Mr. Tom Hartley reiterated UK's commitment to supporting education & development of Kumasi and Ashanti Kingdom

Speaking at the MoU signing between British Council and the Otumfuo Osei Tutu II Charity Foundation, Deputy High Commissioner to Ghana Mr. Tom Hartley reiterated UK's commitment to supporting education & development of Kumasi and Ashanti Kingdom. By Mr. Tom Hartley Your Majesty / Lady Julia Osei Tutu / Honorable…

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Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary meeting with Libyan Prime Minister Serraj: 9 May 2019

Theresa May, Jeremy Hunt and Prime Minister Fayez Al-Serraj of Libya discussed international support for a ceasefire and returning to UN-led negotiations

On Thursday 9 May, the Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary met with Libyan Government of National Accord Prime Minister Fayez Al-Serraj at 10 Downing Street. They discussed the UK’s commitment to building international support for a ceasefire and the need for all sides to make compromises in the pursuit…

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Foreign Secretary welcomes more than £64 million of British funding for Kenyan industry

On the final day of his trip to Africa, the Foreign Secretary welcomed British funding for business in Kenya, including £52 million for a solar power plant

£52 million of UK funding has been raised for solar power plant, creating up to 250 jobs in Kenya; £11 million investment by British business De La Rue to produce high-tech identity cards, tax stamps, and currency; £1.4 million package of support for creative industries in Kenya and Nigeria The…

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Foreign Secretary: UK backs Nigeria in fight against extremism

The Foreign Secretary today visited the North East of Nigeria to show the UK's commitment to fighting Boko Haram and Islamic State in West Africa

The Foreign Secretary today visited the North East of Nigeria to show that the UK remains committed to supporting Nigeria and its neighbours in the fight against Boko Haram and Islamic State in West Africa. The UK has repeatedly called for the release of all those abducted by Boko Haram…

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The need for mediation and humanitarian assistance in Abyei

Statement by Stephen Hickey, UK Political Coordinator at the UN, at the Security Council briefing on United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA)

By Stephen Hickey Thank you, Mr President, and let me begin by offering a warm welcome back to the Council to Special Envoy Onanga-Anyanga. We look forward to working with you on this very important topic. Mr President, I think we agree this is a very complex issue. It also…

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Jeremy Hunt: Effects of climate change are fuelling conflict, UK to drive forward the global response

Jeremy Hunt: Effects of climate change are fuelling conflict, UK to drive forward the global response

£153 million for three major new UK aid programmes to help millions of farmers across Africa and South Asia affected by climate change and boost climate resilience in Ethiopia; Foreign Secretary backs UK bid to host COP26 in 2020 Speaking in Nigeria on a five-day visit to Africa this week,…

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Foreign Secretary visit to Africa: April to May 2019

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt visits Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Kenya this week to make the case for new UK partnerships across Africa

On the first visit by a UK Foreign Secretary to Senegal in nearly 20 years, Jeremy Hunt will champion a new UK diplomatic push across the continent of Africa, including French-speaking countries where the UK has traditionally played a smaller role. Senegal On Monday the Foreign Secretary saw how the…

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Jeremy Hunt: Time for the world to see African nations as partners for investment and trade

Foreign Office business delegation sign deals worth £82m

The signed deals will see up to 1600 new jobs in Nigeria and Ghana, and at least 150 in UK; £30m of UK funding to help transform agriculture in Ghana. Speaking in Ghana on the second day of his trip to Africa, the Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt commits to supporting…

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Joint Statement on Fighting Near Gharyan, Libya

The following statement on Libya was released by the Governments of France, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States

The governments of France, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States are deeply concerned by fighting near Gharyan, Libya and urge all parties to immediately de-escalate tensions, which are hindering prospects for UN political mediation. At this sensitive moment in Libya’s transition, military posturing and…

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Change of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Libya - April 2019

Mr Martin Reynolds CMG has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Libya

Mr Martin Reynolds CMG has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Libya in succession to Mr Frank Baker CMG OBE who will be leaving the Diplomatic Service. Mr Reynolds will take up his appointment in April 2019. CURRICULUM VITAE Full name: Martin Reynolds 2014 to 2018     FCO, Principal Private Secretary,…