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SECRETARY. An officer who, by order of his superior, writes letters and other instruments. He is so called because he is possessed of the secrets of his employer. This term wag used in France in 1343, and in England the term secretary was first applied to the clerks of the king, who being always near his person were called clerks of the secret, and in the reign of Henry VIII. the term secretary of state came into it.

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He said the two visiting foreign ministers would be briefed about Pakistan's stance on India's unilateral move of ending special status of Kashmir through abrogation of Article 370 and the situation in the Occupied Valley due to continued lockdown..
The Turkish Foreign Minister reaffirmed Turkey's abiding support for Pakistan and the people of occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
The Foreign Minister apprised her of the worsening situation of safety and security of the people in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, which has been under curfew since 05 August 2019.
FM Qureshi said that the agenda of OIC leader's session will be finalised during the foreign ministers' meeting.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi was also present on the occasion.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said friendship with China is a cornerstone of Pakistan's foreign policy.
He said he would discuss the mounting tensions between Washington and Tehran with the foreign ministers of the two P5 member states to get their input on the issue.
Foreign Minister Qureshi also highlighted the continued atrocities perpetrated by the security forces in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Saudi Foreign Minister Al Jubeir became minister of state for foreign affairs last December, but still maintain an active role in regional and international affairs.
The Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan congratulated Foreign Minister Chingiz Aidarbekov with appointment.
At the next bilateral meeting, Foreign Minister Retno received Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister, Tilak Marapama along with the delegation to discuss the follow-up of the visit of President Joko Widodo to Sri Lanka earlier this year.

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