What Is The Job Of The Foreign Secretary?


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The Foreign Secretary is a member of the government whose main job is to represent the nation on the international stage. In the UK the Foreign Secretary is also known as the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and is the head of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

The Foreign Secretary is appointed by the Prime Minister and along with the Chancellor of Exchequer and the Home Secretary is considered to be one of the most prestigious offices of the State. In coordination with the Prime Minister and the Cabinet the Foreign Secretary chalks out the foreign policy of the government.

The Foreign Secretary as the nation's representative has the important task of promoting the nation's interests abroad. The Foreign Secretary also has to conduct bilateral visits and settle bilateral agreements. At international events the Foreign Secretary is usually the highest ranked official representing the country and is the spokesperson of the country. The Foreign Secretary undertakes various diplomatic duties like receiving heads of state.

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