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unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has developed a close bilateral relationship with Iraq, including hosting a successful visit by President Salih in July and ensuring regular ministerial contact since. I met the Iraqi Ambassador yesterday and spoke to Iraqi Foreign Minister Al-Hakim this morning. The Foreign Secretary spoke to Prime Minister Abdul Mehdi last month. In each conversation we have raised our concerns about the handling of the recent protests, urging restraint and proportionality.</p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Desmond Swayne more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Foreign Secretary meets regularly with the Chancellor of the Exchequer to discuss a broad range of topics.</p><p>The Government is committed to tackling tax avoidance and evasion to ensure that everyone, no matter who they are, pays the right amount of tax at the right time.</p><p>Since 2010, the Government has introduced over 100 measures that clamp down on tax avoidance and evasion and has secured and protected an additional £200 billion that would have otherwise gone unpaid.</p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kevin Hollinrake more like this
1167923
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unstar this property answer text <p>The inglorious end of Daesh’s leader is certainly an important milestone in the fight against this death cult but as reports of a new leader emerge, it is becoming clear that it is not the end of Daesh. Daesh still poses a threat to the UK, our interests, values and people. We will continue to adapt and strengthen our efforts to prevent Daesh carrying out terrorist attacks, spreading its poisonous narrative, financing its wicked operations and recruiting supporters. We will continue to work with coalition partners to end Daesh once and for all.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Woodcock more like this
1167924
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unstar this property answer text <p>The UK’s bilateral relationship with India is strong and growing. It is broad, covering trade and investment, people-to-people connections, and being a Force for Good in the world. The Foreign Secretary met Foreign Minister Jaishankar on his first overseas visit, to ASEAN on 1 August, and the Prime Minister met Prime Minister Modi at the G7 in August. They agreed that we should expand ambition of trade relationship as we leave the EU. The Prince of Wales will visit India in November to celebrate the depth and richness of the UK-India relationship.</p><p>New rules on post-study work visas announced in October will ensure we attract India’s best and brightest to mutual advantage.</p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bob Blackman more like this
1167925
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unstar this property answer text <p>It is undoubtable that the ASEAN region’s political, economic and security importance is growing. As we leave the EU we are excited about deepening our relationship with all countries in Southeast Asia.</p><p>The importance we place on this region is demonstrated by the fact that the Foreign Secretary’s first overseas trip was to attend ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ 31 July - 1 August, where he met all of his ASEAN counterparts, and my first overseas trip was to Cambodia, Laos and Thailand in September. We are committed to strengthening our relationship with the region in all areas.</p><p>The first dedicated UK Ambassador to ASEAN was announced in October and our UK Mission to ASEAN will open in November.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Richard Graham more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Climate change is one of the greatest challenges we face today, and no country alone can solve the problem. That is why we bid to host the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 26) in Glasgow next year in partnership with Italy. As the first G7 country to legislate for net zero by 2050, the UK is leading the world’s response, and other countries have been following our example.</p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
1167927
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unstar this property answer text <p>The FCO is undergoing the largest expansion of its network for a generation. This will deliver on three priorities: Global Britain, EU Exit and an uplift to the Africa network. By 2020, we will have over 1000 new staff positions in London and overseas. We are opening or upgrading 14 new Posts and the UK will have a presence in all Commonwealth countries in Africa and a new Permanent Representative to ASEAN.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We stressed our concerns about Mr bin Haydara’s case with the Houthis directly on 6 October. We strongly condemn Mr bin Haydara's death sentence and the continued persecution of Baha'is in Yemen for their religious beliefs. We continue to follow the treatment of the Baha’is in Yemen closely, including through meeting their representatives in the UK and lobbying the relevant authorities. We continue to call on the parties to the conflict to respect the human rights of all Yemenis.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Dholakia more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The UK strongly condemns the mistreatment of Baha’is who are being persecuted for their religious beliefs in areas under the control of the Houthis. We are working closely with our partners to raise these concerns directly with the Houthi authorities and urge the release of detained individuals. We continue to call on the parties to the conflict for the human rights of all Yemenis to be respected.</p><p>I raised the religious persecution of the Baha’i community in my statement of 22 October on human rights. We continue to follow the treatment of the Baha’is in Yemen closely, including through meeting their representatives in the UK and lobbying the relevant authorities.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Dholakia more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>​We welcome the UN Secretary-General's statement on 14 October for safe access for civilians in need in north-east Syria. Our assessment is that the ceasefire in north-east Syria continues to broadly hold, and we welcome the fact that Turkey has confirmed it has no plans for a further offensive. Implementation of the ceasefire is for the parties directly involved but we have made clear our expectation that all parties abide by the agreed ceasefire, which we wish to see become permanent, and by their obligations under international humanitarian law.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this