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(Wikipedia) - Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs   (Redirected from Foreign Secretary) "Foreign Secretary" redirects here. For equivalent positions in other countries, see Foreign minister. United Kingdom Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Style Member of Reports to Appointer Inaugural holder Formation
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Her Majesty''s Principal Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, commonly referred to as the Foreign Secretary, is a senior member of Her Majesty''s Government heading the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and regarded as one of the Great Offices of State. The Secretary of State''s remit includes: relations with foreign countries, matters pertaining to the Commonwealth of Nations and the overseas territories in addition to the promotion of British interests abroad.

The Foreign Secretary also has responsibility for the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) and the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), which are directly accountable to this person.

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