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The mission of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office is to promote the national interests of the United Kingdom and to contribute to a strong world community. The following 'key issues' examine areas of British foreign policy in closer detail.
Internet debate to launch English Speaking Union (ESU) Hong Kong
A live debate via the Internet entitled ‘This House believes that common understanding can only result from a common culture’, took place on Tuesday 4 December to mark the launch of English Speaking Union (ESU) Hong Kong.