A curated selection of the latest Government Diplomacy news from around the world.

Canada Border Services Agency Signs Mutual Recognition Arrangements with Hong Kong and New Zealand
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today announced the signing of two Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs) with the Hong Kong...
Monday, July 1, 2019

UK Calls for Progress in Reforming Global Trade Rules at G20
International Trade Secretary will champion the importance of a strong, forward-looking approach to WTO reform at the G20 Ministerial meeting in Japan.
Saturday, June 8, 2019

Canada Eliminates Countermeasures as the United States Lifts Tariffs on Canadian Steel and Aluminum
When the United States imposed unjustified tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum, the Government of Canada stood up for our country's steel...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

UK Host Australia-UK Ministerial Talks
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson host their Australian counterparts this week for AUKMIN 2018.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019

RAF Typhoons intercept Russian Aircraft over the North Sea: UK Jets from RAF Lossiemouth Respond
RAF Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) Typhoon fighter aircraft scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth, with an RAF Voyager from Brize Norton, to monitor...
Saturday, March 30, 2019

USA and UK agree to continue Mutual Recognition Agreement
The USA and UK sign an agreement to continue existing arrangements which help facilitate goods trade between the two nations.
Friday, February 15, 2019

UK Recognises Juan Guaido as Interim President of Venezuela
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt gave a statement on the UK recognising Juan Guaido as the constitutional interim President of Venezuela.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Potential Illegal Transfers of Goods by North Korean Tanker
Suspicion of illegal ship-to-ship transfers of goods by AN SAN 1, North Korean-flagged tanker, and vessel of unknown nationality took place in the East China Sea.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

UK Experts to Work With Global Partners to Tackle Global Grand Challenges
UK leads efforts to tackle world’s biggest challenges, from tackling anti-microbial resistance to developing next-generation eco-friendly packaging.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Joint Statement of the Second United States-Qatar Strategic Dialogue: Forward Together
The governments of the State of Qatar and the United States held the second Strategic Dialogue in Doha, Qatar on January 13, 2019.
Monday, January 14, 2019

UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt Visits Malaysia
Jeremy Hunt holds talks in Kuala Lumpur and pledges UK support for media freedom in Malaysia.
Thursday, January 3, 2019

UK Defence Secretary Reaffirms Support to Ukraine in the Face of Russian Aggression
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson reaffirmed the UK’s commitment to working closely with Ukraine in the face of shared threats when he met...
Sunday, December 23, 2018

UK to tell EU it will no longer seek access to secure aspects of Galileo
The Prime Minister has confirmed the UK will not use Galileo for defence or critical national infrastructure after Brexit.
Sunday, December 2, 2018

UK PM, Theresa May promises deal to strengthen the Union
Prime Minister Theresa May heads to Wales and Northern Ireland for meetings with producers, employers and political leaders, after agreement reached in Brussels.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

UK calls on Russia to allow ships access to Ukraine’s ports
The UK has joined calls for Russia to stop delaying or preventing access for ships to the Sea of Azov, following a discussion at the EU Foreign Affairs Council.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence to visit Japan, Singapore, Australia, and Papua New Guinea
The Vice President Mike Pence will travel to South East Asia from November 11 to 18 on behalf of President Donald Trump.
Sunday, November 11, 2018


The Security Council should reject categorically Russia’s illegal assault on Ukraine’s civilian infrastructure
Statement by Ambassador Barbara Woodward at the UN Security Council meeting on Ukraine.
Monday, June 10, 2024

NASA’s SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon
NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the Moon. This discovery indicates that water may be distributed across the lunar surface.
Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Vice President’s Discussion with Higher Education Leaders
Vice President Mike Pence led a discussion with higher education leaders from across the country to discuss the all-of-America approach to respond to COVID-19 and drive America’s phased economic revival.
Thursday, May 14, 2020

Students Across Europe Learn Swift to Unlock New Opportunities
This month, in classrooms across Europe celebrating EU Code Week, students of all ages are living proof that coding opens doors to opportunities never before possible.
Friday, October 4, 2019

NASA Takes Delivery of First All-Electric Experimental Aircraft
The first all-electric configuration of NASA’s X-57 Maxwell now is at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California.
Friday, October 4, 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson Launches Police Recruitment Drive
The recruitment of 20,000 new police officers will begin within weeks, confirming the commitment made by the Prime Minister as he entered Downing Street.
Friday, July 26, 2019