Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom (FCO)
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has a worldwide network of embassies and consulates, employing over 14,000 people in nearly 270 diplomatic offices. We work with international organisations to promote UK interests and global security, including the EU, NATO, the United Nations, the UN Security Council and the Commonwealth.
The FCO promotes the United Kingdom's interests overseas, supporting, citizens and businesses around the globe.
FCO is a ministerial department.
1. safeguarding the UK’s national security by countering terrorism and weapons proliferation, and working to reduce conflict
2. building the UK’s prosperity by increasing exports and investment, opening markets, ensuring access to resources, and promoting sustainable global growth
3. supporting British nationals around the world through modern and efficient consular servicesSee more