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FCO ministers: meetings with external organisations - April to June 2013

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Minister Date of Meeting  Name of External Organisation Purpose of Meeting
Rt Hon William Hague Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Not set Not set Not set
Alistair Burt Parliamentary Under Secretary of State April Chatham House To discuss the Gulf
Alistair Burt Parliamentary Under Secretary of State April Dutch Civil Society Figures To discuss Middle East and North Africa region
Alistair Burt Parliamentary Under Secretary of State May Statoil To discuss ongoing co-operation with private sector on security related matters
Alistair Burt Parliamentary Under Secretary of State May AMEC To discuss the Gulf
Alistair Burt Parliamentary Under Secretary of State May Catholic Bishops Conference To discuss freedom of religion in Middle East
Alistair Burt Parliamentary Under Secretary of State May Directors of NGOs including Amnesty, Saferworld, Oxfam To discuss Arms Trade Treaty
Alistair Burt Parliamentary Under Secretary of State May Human Rights Watch, Amnesty and Freedom from Torture To discuss Iran
Alistair Burt Parliamentary Under Secretary of State May Mining Association of British Columbia To discuss UK/British Columbia Mining opportunities
Alistair Burt Parliamentary Under Secretary of State May Seaspan To discuss opportunities for UK shipbuilding companies in British Columbia
Alistair Burt Parliamentary Under Secretary of State May Hootsuite To discuss role of Foreign Policy in Twitter
Alistair Burt Parliamentary Under Secretary of State May Vancouver Whitecaps Football Club Public diplomacy
Alistair Burt Parliamentary Under Secretary of State May University of Saskatchewan Tour of Canada’s national Synchrotron research facility 
Alistair Burt Parliamentary Under Secretary of State May CEO Innovation Saskatchewan To discuss planned UK-Saskatchewan innovation
Alistair Burt Parliamentary Under Secretary of State June Saferworld, Oxfam and Amnesty To discuss signing and ratification of Arms Trade Treaty
Alistair Burt Parliamentary Under Secretary of State June ILSI-Biomed To attend Annual Israeli Biomed Exhibition and discuss UK/Israeli Biomed cooperation.
Alistair Burt Parliamentary Under Secretary of State June Palestinian Civil Society Figures To discuss Middle East Peace Process and other Middle East and North Africa matters.
Senior Minister of State Rt Hon Baroness Warsi May EMEL DCLG contact to discuss Ministerial responsibilities
Senior Minister of State Rt Hon Baroness Warsi June Liberty DCLG contact to discuss Ministerial responsibilities
Senior Minister of State Rt Hon Baroness Warsi June iCoCo Foundation* To discuss Ministerial responsibilities
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP April Coastal Zone Management Unit project, Barbados To discuss climate change impacts on the Caribbean
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP April The Bellairs Institute, Barbados To discuss climate change impacts on the Caribbean
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP April Lord Mayor of London To discuss Lord Mayor’s visit to Africa
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP April Meeting with Somali diaspora To discuss Somalia
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP April Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Attend a Seminar on Somalia
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP April Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences Briefing on work of the Institute
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP April Somali Women’s Event: Combating violence against women. To give keynote speech
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP May Security in Complex Environments Group (SECG) Annual Conference To give keynote speech
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP May Meeting with Chairman of Chagos Refugees Group To discuss Chagos Islands
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP May Meeting with UK Country Chairman, Shell To discuss Shell’s operations in Nigeria
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP May Meeting with Christian Aid To discuss Sudan
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP May Charity film Premiere of “Rising from the Ashes” To deliver opening speech
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP May Host reception for African Union’s 50th Anniversary Host Reception
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP May Meeting with Executive Director of the International Energy Agency To discuss International Energy
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP May Discussion and reception on Africa, hosted by Addleshaw Goddard To deliver keynote address
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP May Meeting with Chairman of Blue Marine Foundation To discuss Marine Protection in Overseas Territories
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP May Meeting with Director of ZANE (Zimbabwe A National Emergency) To discuss Zimbabwe
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP May Meeting with Executive and Head of Corporate Banking Europe, Standard Bank To discuss Africa
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP May Caribbean Council Reception To give keynote speech
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP May Meeting with Steve Barclay MP To discuss Zimbabwean Pensions
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP May Meeting on Illegal Wildlife Trade, organised by the Prince’s Charities’ International Sustainability Unit To give keynote speech
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP June Meeting with Chief Executive of the Carbon Trust To discuss climate change
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP June Meeting with George Freeman MP To discuss Life Sciences
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP June Meeting with Margot James MP To discuss Africa House
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP June Meeting with President for Africa at Bechtel To discuss Africa
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP June Meeting with Lord Deben and GLOBE Secretary General To discuss Climate Change
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP June Senegal Trade & Investment Forum To give keynote speech
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP June South Africa Chamber of Commerce roundtable To discuss trade potential in South Africa
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP June Iraq Petroleum Conference To give keynote speech
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP June High Level REFORM dinner To deliver keynote speech
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP June Meeting with Lord Deben and Chief Executive of Committee on Climate Change To discuss Climate Change
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP June Meeting with Dr Andrew Murrison MP & Sharon Docherty To discuss World War I Commemorations
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP June Meeting with CEO of Gasfin To discuss trade with Angola
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP June Barclay’s Africa Forum To deliver keynote speech
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP June Meeting with Baroness Chalker and Ross Alexander, Africa Matters Quarterly update
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP June Meeting with De La Rue To discuss Africa
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP June Meeting with White Rose Ventures and Africa College for Education To discuss Cote d’Ivoire
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP June Meeting with British Petroleum To discuss Angola
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP June Luanda Chamber of Commerce Attend Business Ethics roundtable, to discuss transparent Business environment in Angola
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP June British Petroleum Headquarters, Luanda To discuss Angolan business environment
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP June Governor, Angolan National Bank To discuss the economic situation in Angola and UK business
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP June CEO of Sovereign Wealth Fund of Angola To discuss SWF projects in Angola and Africa, and opportunities for investment in the UK
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Mark Simmonds MP June GasFin (joined meeting in Angola with Angolan Ministers of Energy and Industry) To discuss the Angolan business environment.
Minister of State David Lidington MP April Matthew Elliot Doing business in Europe
Minister of State David Lidington MP May Titanic Quarter Ltd, N Ireland To support British business
Minister of State David Lidington MP May N Ireland Science Quarter To support British business
Minister of State David Lidington MP May Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Introductory meeting, new Director UK
Minister of State David Lidington MP June EC Representation London Introductory meeting, Head of Delegation
Minister of State David Lidington MP June Landsvirkjun, Iceland To support British business
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State April Toyota Discussion of Toyota’s business in the UK
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State April James Birch Fine Art Discussion of issues the business has with DPRK
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State April Papua New Guinea Chamber of Commerce Not set
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State April G4S, Rio Tinto, Ashurst, Orion, Air Energi, Oxford Business Group, Swire, Deloitte, PWC, The Corps, Ernst and Young, KPMG, DLA Piper, Kenz To discuss UK’s prosperity strategy.
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State April Air NiuGini, Paradise Foods, SP Brewery, Swire, PNG Independent Public Business Cooperation, Azko Nobel, Heritage Oil, EMTV, PNG Ports, ANZ Bank, Esso Highlands, Shell, BSP Bank, Deloitte, Rio Tinto, Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce, Foreign Minister To discuss trade with the UK.
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State April Investment Promotion Authority, Telekom PNG, PNG Manufacturers Council, Interoil, Nambawan supa, Mineral Resource Authority, Ashurst, DLA Piper, PNG Palm Oil Council Not set
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State April University of Papua New Guinea Debate on gender at the University.
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State April BJS Group Discussion of what the Solomon Islands can do to attract UK companies and what opportunities there are.
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State April Solomon Islands University Meeting with Pro Chancellors to discuss opportunities for UK academic institutions.
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State April CEMEX UK Discussion of CEMEX’s activities in the UK and to highlight its current challenges.
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State April Cable and Wireless To discuss Cable and Wireless Communications operations in Central America
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State April Sungjoo Group Discussion of business with South Korea.
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State May Lush Press conference for opening of new store in Mexico
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State May Thomas Pink, Pepe Jeans and Thomas Pink Meeting in Mexico at shopping centre to promote British fashion stores.
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State May British Chamber of Commerce: Shell, Petrofac, B, IHG, Banorte, Aeromexico, Volaris, Control Risks, Unilever, GSK, Ascensa, Jáuregui & Navarrete abogados, E&Y, HSBC, BP, PWC, Curtis Mallet & Prevost, Murguia Consultores, Diestro, RNA Consultoria Outline of business climate for British companies in Mexico. Opportunity to discuss business to business initiative.
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State May Universidad de Ciencias de la Seguridad Discussion of security issues.
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State May FRISA Manufacturer of seamless steel rolled rings. Discussion of the Mexican Aerospace Industry and its links with the UK economy.
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State May Ciudadanos en Apoyo a los Derechos Humanos (CADHAC) (Citizens in support of human rights) NGO working on enforced disappearances.
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State May SOAS and Leeds University Leading UK-based academics on Nepal, discussion of Nepal issues.
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State May Thammasat University, Loxley board, The World Bank, Thai Institute of Directors, ASEAN Business Centre (EABC), Thai-European Business Association, Krungthep Turakij TV Discussion on prosperity.
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State May Arup, HSBC, Allen & Overy, Grant Thornton , BCCT, Mott McDonald, RBS, Halcrow, Standard Chartered Discussion of High Value Opportunity infrastructure programme
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State May HSBC Discussion of HSBC’s Latin America network.
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State May Commonwealth Foundation Discussion of the work of the Commonwealth Foundation
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State May Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation Discussion of the Commonwealth Charter
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State May CP Foods Meeting with the PM
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State June Under-Secretary-General for Discussions of humanitarian issues
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State June Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Not set
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State June Inter-Mediate To discuss Burma and DPRK
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State June Fujitsu Discussion of Fujitsu’s investment in the UK
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State June Steering committee of the UK-Korea Forum for the Future (UKKFF) Discussion of Republic of Korea issues.
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State June Cable and Wireless Communications, BT Global Services, Biwater, Xstrata, Bupa, Enviromate Ltd and John McAslan and Partners Discussions about the Dominican Republic and Trade.
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State June Vicini Group Organisers of event in the Dominican Republic
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State June Procter and Gamble Meeting in the Minister’s role of Strategic Relationship Manager for Procter and Gamble
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State June Huawei Technologies (UK) Co Ltd Introductory meeting to discuss Huawei’s investment in the UK.
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State June SML Group To discuss inward investment to the UK while in Hong Kong.
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State June City University of Hong Kong, Academic and Commentator, Legco and Urban Renewal Authority (Hong Kong Government), Under Secretary for the Environment (Hong Kong Government), Goldman Sachs, Executive Council Member Hong Kong Government, HK Economic Journal, Political Commentator Roundtable discussion with China-watchers in Hong Kong.
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State June Chuang’s Consortium International Limited, Kwai Hung Group, Ying Tung Group, Chong Hing Bank Limited, Goldford Venture, Tai Sang Land Development Limited, Chinasun investment Company Limited Members of a “Young Elite Group” - discussion of their proposed UK tour in July.
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State June Petrofac (Malaysia) Limited, Foster + Partners, Aberdeen Asset Management Sdn Bhd, BT Global Services, BAE Systems, HSBC, Weir Minerals Malaysia, Rothschild Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Dyson, Shell, Balfour Beatty Rail Sdn Bhd, Mott MacDonald (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd Discussion of UK/Malaysia business and the prosperity agenda.
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State June SP Setia Property Development company, discussion of the development of Battersea Power Station
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State June Bank Negara Malaysia, Gatehouse Bank, Standard Chartered, CIMB Islamic Bank, Maybank Islamic, KFH Research Ltd, International Financial Services Board, Hong Leong Islamic Bank, INCEIF (International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance), Islamic Capital Markets, Securities Commission, Bank Muamalat, Tabung Haji Islamic Finance roundtable
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State June PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Rolls-Royce, BG Asia Pacific, Accenture, BT Singapore Pte Ltd, Deloitte Consulting SE Asia, Standard Chartered Bank Discussion of doing business both in Singapore and regionally, using Singapore as a hub.
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State June UK Technology Strategy Board, Grant Associates, EC Harris, Arup Discussions and demonstration of support for a British design, innovation, Smart Cities
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State April Toyota Discussion of Toyota’s business in the UK
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State April James Birch Fine Art Discussion of issues the business has with DPRK
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State April Papua New Guinea Chamber of Commerce Not set
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State April G4S, Rio Tinto, Ashurst, Orion, Air Energi, Oxford Business Group, Swire, Deloitte, PWC, The Corps, Ernst and Young, KPMG, DLA Piper, Kenz To discuss UK’s prosperity strategy.
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State April Air NiuGini, Paradise Foods, SP Brewery, Swire, PNG Independent Public Business Cooperation, Azko Nobel, Heritage Oil, EMTV, PNG Ports, ANZ Bank, Esso Highlands, Shell, BSP Bank, Deloitte, Rio Tinto, Port Moresby Chamber of Commerce, Foreign Minister To discuss trade with the UK.
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State April Investment Promotion Authority, Telekom PNG, PNG Manufacturers Council, Interoil, Nambawan supa, Mineral Resource Authority, Ashurst, DLA Piper, PNG Palm Oil Council Not set
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State April University of Papua New Guinea Debate on gender at the University.
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State April BJS Group Discussion of what the Solomon Islands can do to attract UK companies and what opportunities there are.
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State April Solomon Islands University Meeting with Pro Chancellors to discuss opportunities for UK academic institutions.
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State May HSBC Discussion of HSBC’s Latin America network.
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State May Commonwealth Foundation Discussion of the work of the Commonwealth Foundation
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State May Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation Discussion of the Commonwealth Charter
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State May CP Foods Meeting with the PM
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State June Under-Secretary-General for Discussions of humanitarian issues
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State June Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Not set
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State June Inter-Mediate To discuss Burma and DPRK
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State June Fujitsu Discussion of Fujitsu’s investment in the UK
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State June Steering committee of the UK-Korea Forum for the Future (UKKFF) Discussion of Republic of Korea issues.
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State June Cable and Wireless Communications, BT Global Services, Biwater, Xstrata, Bupa, Enviromate Ltd and John McAslan and Partners Discussions about the Dominican Republic and Trade.
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State June Vicini Group Organisers of event in the Dominican Republic
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State June Procter and Gamble Meeting in the Minister’s role of Strategic Relationship Manager for Procter and Gamble
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State June Huawei Technologies (UK) Co Ltd Introductory meeting to discuss Huawei’s investment in the UK.
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State June SML Group To discuss inward investment to the UK while in Hong Kong.
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State June City University of Hong Kong, Academic and Commentator, Legco and Urban Renewal Authority (Hong Kong Government), Under Secretary for the Environment (Hong Kong Government), Goldman Sachs, Executive Council Member Hong Kong Government, HK Economic Journal, Political Commentator Roundtable discussion with China-watchers in Hong Kong.
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State June Chuang’s Consortium International Limited, Kwai Hung Group, Ying Tung Group, Chong Hing Bank Limited, Goldford Venture, Tai Sang Land Development Limited, Chinasun investment Company Limited Members of a “Young Elite Group” - discussion of their proposed UK tour in July.
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State June Petrofac (Malaysia) Limited, Foster + Partners, Aberdeen Asset Management Sdn Bhd, BT Global Services, BAE Systems, HSBC, Weir Minerals Malaysia, Rothschild Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Dyson, Shell, Balfour Beatty Rail Sdn Bhd, Mott MacDonald (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd Discussion of UK/Malaysia business and the prosperity agenda.
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State June SP Setia Property Development company, discussion of the development of Battersea Power Station
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State June Bank Negara Malaysia, Gatehouse Bank, Standard Chartered, CIMB Islamic Bank, Maybank Islamic, KFH Research Ltd, International Financial Services Board, Hong Leong Islamic Bank, INCEIF (International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance), Islamic Capital Markets, Securities Commission, Bank Muamalat, Tabung Haji Islamic Finance roundtable
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State June PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Rolls-Royce, BG Asia Pacific, Accenture, BT Singapore Pte Ltd, Deloitte Consulting SE Asia, Standard Chartered Bank Discussion of doing business both in Singapore and regionally, using Singapore as a hub.
Hugo Swire MP Minister of State June UK Technology Strategy Board, Grant Associates, EC Harris, Arup Discussions and demonstration of support for a British design, innovation, Smart Cities