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Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

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The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (colloquially called the Foreign Secretary) is a member of the British Government responsible for relations with foreign countries, heading the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (often called simply the Foreign Office). The holder is a member of the Cabinet. This position came into existence in 1968 with the merger of the Foreign and Commonwealth Offices into a single Department of State. The position of Foreign Secretary is considered one of the great offices of state.

Chevening is an official residence of the Secretary of State.

Secretaries of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

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External link

  • FCO website (http://www.fco.gov.uk/servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1007029396158)
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