Tag: Embassy

Don’t close down

Foreign Secretary David Miliband has warned against nations “sleepwalking into isolationism and protectionism” in the face of a global economic slowdown. Speaking to diplomats at…

Ban urges action to combat threats

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for more urgency in tackling threats that can destabilise the world. In a speech hosted by the…

Shake-up at FCO

More British diplomats are to be sent to the Middle East and South Asia to combat extremism, in a radical reallocation of FCO resources, the…

FCO launches tracking service

British consuls will be able to trace their nationals caught in emergencies through a new tracking service. Called Locate, the service involves travellers registering their…

Consuls bust e-crime

What do you do when a citizen of yours turns up at the consulate expecting to collect an inheritance that doesn’t exist? Increasingly consuls are…

CCL committee elections

The Consular Corps of London will be electing the new committee for 2008/09 at the next meeting, due to take place on 27 June. Members…

Envoy slams ‘biased report’

Cambodian Ambassador Hor Nambora has accused The Guardian of biased reporting for a recent article which claimed that half of Cambodia is being sold to…

Pakistan back in the club

Pakistan’s High Commissioner, Maleeha Lodhi, departed London on a high note with the news that the Commonwealth was restoring her country’s membership in recognition of…

Ambassador hits out at media

China’s Ambassador to the UK has warned that “misleading” reporting by Western media of the riots in Tibet risks alienating the young pro-Western generation in…

Sharp focus

The Foreign Office has just emerged from a period of intense naval gazing, trying to figure out what its purpose is. Elizabeth Stewart spoke to…