foreign minister

noun
(in countries other than the U.S.) a cabinet minister who conducts and supervises foreign and diplomatic relations with other states. Also called, especially British, foreign secretary. Compare secretary of state ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1700–10

foreign ministry, noun
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foreign minister or foreign secretary
 
n
(often capitals) US equivalent: secretary of state a cabinet minister who is responsible for a country's dealings with other countries
 
foreign secretary or foreign secretary
 
n
 
foreign ministry or foreign secretary
 
n

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