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foreign minister

noun
1.
(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
1700-1710
1700-10
Related forms
foreign ministry, noun
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  • It is a pleasure to welcome the foreign minister here today.
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foreign minister

noun
1.
(often capitals) a cabinet minister who is responsible for a country's dealings with other countries US equivalent secretary of state
Derived Forms
foreign ministry, noun
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