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Resumption of talks in Doha

Foreign Office Minister, Lord Malloch-Brown, has commented on recent steps to re-establish progress towards peace in Darfur and to normalise relations between Sudan and Chad.

MP's from the UK visit Sri Lanka

On 4-5 May a cross-party group of UK parliamentarians visited Sri Lanka at the invitation of His Excellency the President. The MP's commented on their visit.

60th anniversary of the Council of Europe

Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, attended a reception on 5 May 2009 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Statute of the Council of Europe.

Political detainees in Zimbabwe

Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, has expressed disappointment on news of the return to custody of 18 high profile political detainees in Zimbabwe.

Bill Rammell visit to the US

Foreign Office Minister, Bill Rammell, visited the USA for wide ranging discussions with US ministers and opinion formers on issues including Burma, China, North Korea and the Middle East.

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Girl standing by a creek in Burma (photograph by: Piers Benatar)

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Cyclone Nargis: one year on

David Miliband and Bill Rammell give their reflections on the cylcone that hit Burma. Read how our partnership with DFID has helped with the humanitarian response.

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