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The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), commonly called the Foreign Office, is a department of the British Government. It is responsible for protecting and promoting British interests worldwide. It was created in 1968 by merging the Foreign Office and the Commonwealth Office. [1]
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Frequently met organisations

Alistair Burt MP
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office [0]

David Lidington MP
Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office [0]

Henry Bellingham MP
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office [0]

Jeremy Browne MP
Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office [0]

The Rt Hon Lord Howell of Guildford (Lord Howell of Guildford)
Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office [0]

Rt Hon William Hague MP
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Foreign and Commonwealth Office [0]

December 2010

FCO met the following for discussion on Commonwealth issues:
Commonwealth Secretariat
The Sydney Institute

FCO met the following for discussion on international energy issues:
3M
Hitachi

FCO met Chagos Islands Community to discuss Chagos Islands.

FCO met Human Rights Advisory Group to discuss issues of human rights concern.

FCO met Lonrho Plc to discuss Lonrho's operations in Africa.

FCO met Sable Mining to discuss mining interests in Guinea, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

FCO met BBC to discuss the BBC World Service.

FCO met Westminster Foundation for Democracy for introductory call.

FCO met Diageo to discuss Diageo business in countries covered in the Minister's portfolio.

FCO met Google to discuss freedom of expression on the Internet.

FCO met Open Doors to discuss Petition on religious freedom.

FCO met Jardine Matheson Group to discuss Promoting the Commonwealth.

FCO met Fair Trials International to discuss work of FTI.

November 2010

FCO met the following for discussion on international energy issues:
Centrica
International Atomic Energy Agency
Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

FCO met the following to discuss Zimbabwe:
Zimbabwe Investors Roundtable
Zimbabwean diaspora

FCO met Conservative Friends of Israel to discuss a range of Middle Eastern issues.

FCO met Order of Malta to discuss Africa.

FCO met International Criminal Court to discuss Darfur, Kenya and governance issues.

FCO met Open Europe to discuss Europe Issues.

FCO met Mauritian Property Partnership to discuss Mauritius.

FCO met Multinational Chairman's Group to discuss the FCO's engagement with the private sector, and global business issues.

FCO met Atkins to discuss trade and investment.

FCO met London Stock Exchange to discuss trade.

FCO met The North-South Institute for discussion on Commonwealth issues.

FCO met Gherson Solicitors for discussion on immigration rules.

FCO met Bond Latin America & Caribbean Group for round-table discussion.

FCO met Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group to discuss Commonwealth issues.

FCO met Royal Dutch Shell to discuss Energy in Europe and Central Asia.

FCO met Google to discuss freedom of expression on the Internet.

FCO met Peace Brigades International to discuss Minister's trip to Mexico.

FCO met Baha'i community to discuss Religious minorities treatment.

FCO met AMEC to discuss to attend and speak at a reception.

October 2010

FCO met the following to discuss a range of human rights issues:
Amnesty International
Oxfam

FCO met the following to discuss Africa:
Africa Practice
Oxfam

FCO met the following to discuss Somalia:
Invicta Capital
United Nations

FCO met the following to discuss Oil and Money 2010 event for QandA session:
Energy Intelligence
International Herald Tribune

FCO met British Azerbaijan Association to discuss Azerbaijan.

FCO met British Antarctic Survey to discuss British Antarctic Survey.

FCO met British Gas to discuss British Gas and Tanzania.

FCO met Chagos Refugees Group to discuss Chagos Islands.

FCO met European Council on Foreign Relations to discuss Europe Issues.

FCO met Overseas Service Pensioners Association to discuss pensions in Zimbabwe.

FCO met BBC to discuss the BBC World Service.

FCO met Standard Chartered Bank to discuss the FCO's engagement with the private sector, and global business issues.

FCO met Trades Union Congress to discuss the Government's engagement with Europe.

FCO met International Atomic Energy Agency to discuss the IAEA's work countering nuclear proliferation.

FCO met Diageo to discuss trade and investment.

FCO met The Law Society to discuss Zimbabwe and the Bar Council.

FCO met Mwana Africa plc to discuss Zimbabwe.

FCO met Royal Africa Society for introductory call.

FCO met United Nations Africa to discuss Address 65th anniversary of United Nations Africa - UK.

FCO met British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong to discuss business opportunities in Hong Kong.

FCO met Chatham House to discuss China.

FCO met Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group to discuss Commonwealth issues.

FCO met Aston Martin to discuss Consular case.

FCO met Support After Murder and Manslaughter to discuss FCO consular policy.

FCO met Facebook to discuss freedom of expression on the internet.

FCO met International Atomic Energy Agency to discuss international energy issues.

FCO met British Institute of Energy Economics to discuss International energy.

FCO met Under-Secretary General Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator to discuss introductory call to discuss the Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

FCO met UK Japan 21 Century Group to discuss Japanese energy issues.

FCO met Commonwealth Business Council to discuss Speech on Commonwealth.

FCO met Liz Brewer to discuss Spirit of Russia Event.

FCO met Tullow Oil to discuss to visit and see Tullow's worldwide operations.

FCO met Chinese Young Leadership Forum to discuss work of CYLF.

September 2010

FCO met the following to discuss Burma:
Amnesty International
The Burma Campaign

FCO met the following to discuss Chechnya:
Frank Judd
Jo Swinson

FCO met the following to discuss trade and investment:
AXA
De La Rue

FCO met Cuba Initiative to discuss Cuba.

FCO met Archbishop of Canterbury to discuss Sudan.

FCO met Archbishop of York to discuss the church in Algeria.

FCO met Royal Dutch Shell to discuss trade and investment in Nigeria.

FCO met Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group for discussion of Commonwealth Issues.

FCO met Europa Partners Limited for discussion of FCO and Commonwealth issues.

FCO met European Council on Foreign Relations for discussion on ECFR support for Foreign policy.

FCO met Asia House for discussion on SE Asia and Japan/China. Foreign relations and trade agenda.

FCO met City of London Corporation for introductory meeting and also to discuss Tanzania.

FCO met Barclays PLC for meeting with Group Chairman as head of British Bankers' Association.

FCO met Royal Dutch Shell to discuss Gulf Initiative.

FCO met Biddoon Society to discuss Kuwait Human rights.

FCO met Libya/Northern Ireland Campaign Lawyers to discuss Libya/Northern Ireland reconciliation campaign.

FCO met Portland Trust to discuss MEPP.

FCO met Wilton Park to discuss Reinvigorating the Commonwealth.

FCO met Sharp to discuss Sharp's investment to the UK economy and HMG's commitment to support Japanese investors.

FCO met UK Anglican and Catholic bishops to discuss to receive letter on Democratic Republic of Congo.

FCO met Pasco Risk Management to discuss Trade in Commonwealth countries.

FCO met Commonwealth Secretariat to discuss Trade in the Commonwealth.

August 2010

FCO met Old Mutual to discuss the South African business environment and the state of South Africa's economy.

FCO met Barclays PLC to discuss trade and investment, Africa and climate change.

FCO met Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group for discussion of Commonwealth Issues.

July 2010

FCO met the following to discuss Trade and Investment:
HSBC
Hitachi
Japan Bank for International Cooperation
Kuwait Investment Authority

FCO met the following to discuss Latin America:
Amerisur Resources plc
Jacques Arnold

FCO met the following to discuss Commonwealth issues:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Commonwealth Business Council

FCO met BAE Systems to discuss BAE's concerns about overseas commercial opportunities.

FCO met 25 Major UK companies selected by UK Trade and Investment to discuss business opportunities in Africa.

FCO met China-Britain Business Council to discuss China-British Trade.

FCO met Justice for Colombia to discuss Colombia.

FCO met Tesco to discuss trade and investment.

FCO met Tullow Oil to discuss Tullow Oil activity in Africa.

FCO met Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs for Non-Government Organisation meeting.

FCO met Africa Research Institute to discuss Attended launch of Institute to celebrate the publication of ‘Ground Control Making the grade in agriculture'.

FCO met Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group to discuss Commonwealth Issues.

FCO met Royal Dutch Shell to discuss International energy issues.

FCO met Royal Dutch Shell to discuss International energy matters.

June 2010

FCO met the following to discuss South America:
Andean Development Corporation
David Montgomery

FCO met Sport For Life International to discuss Caribbean.

FCO met AB Colombia to discuss Colombia.

FCO met All Party Parliamentary Group on Human Rights to discuss human rights.

FCO met Canning House to discuss Latin America.

FCO met Ben and Zac Freeth to discuss Zimbabwe.

FCO met Former Iraqi Prime Minister for discussion of the Iraqiyya coalition.

FCO met Kelsang Gyaltsen, Dalai Lama's Envoy to discuss (In Palace of Westminster) to discuss Tibet.

FCO met Ahmadiyya Muslim Community to discuss Christian Treatment.

FCO met Royal Commonwealth Society to discuss Commonwealth issues.

May 2010

FCO met BBC to discuss BBC Panel on new foreign policy.

FCO met Commonwealth Secretariat to discuss Commonwealth issues.

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