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Foreign ministers


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    • Foreign secretaries
    • Ministers, Foreign
    • Ministers for external affairs
    • Ministers of external relations
    • Ministers of foreign affairs
    • Ministers of foreign relations
    • Secretaries, Foreign
    • Secretaries of state for foreign affairs
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    • found: Work cat.: Nguyễn, Thị Bình. Gia đình, bạn bè và đất nước. French. Ma famille, mes amis et mon pays, 2015:p. 11 (first woman minister of foreign affairs of Việt Nam)
    • found: LCSH, Dec. 9, 2016(Foreign ministers. UF Foreign secretaries; Ministers (Diplomatic agents); Ministers, Foreign; Ministers of foreign affairs; Secretaries of state for foreign affairs. BT Cabinet officers; Diplomats)
    • found: Wikipedia, Dec. 9, 2016:Nguyễn Thị Bình (In 1969 she was appointed foreign minister of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam and played a major role in the Paris Peace Accords on Vietnam) Foreign minister (A foreign minister or minister of foreign affairs (less commonly "for foreign affairs") is generally a cabinet minister in charge of a state's foreign policy and relations. In some nations, such as India, the Foreign Minister is referred to as the Minister for External Affairs or, as in the case of Brazil and of the former Soviet Union, as the Minister of External Relations. In the United States the equivalent to the foreign ministry is called the Department of State, and the equivalent position is known as the Secretary of State. Other common titles may include minister of foreign relations. In many Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries in Latin America, the foreign minister is colloquially called canciller)
    • found: Collins English dictionary online, Dec. 9, 2016(foreign minister or foreign secretary: (often capitals) a cabinet minister who is responsible for a country's dealings with other countries. US equivalent: secretary of state)
    • found: Oxford English dictionary website, Dec. 9, 2016(foreign minister: A government minister in charge of their country's relations with other countries; Foreign Secretary: (in the UK) the government minister who heads the Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Secretary of State 1 (in the UK) the head of a major government department. 2 (in the US) the head of the State Department, responsible for foreign affairs. 3 (in Canada) a government minister responsible for a specific area within a department)
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    • 2016-12-09: new
    • 2021-10-05: revised
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