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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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According to another report, the ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Afghanistan Musafar Abdul Rahman AlGhasib called on the foreign minister Salahuddin Rabbani here yesterday and exchanged views on matters relating mutual interests.
Turkish Foreign Minister made same explanation to Turkish press in Turkish Embassy in Paris after he met US, British, French, Saudi Arabian, Qatari counterparts in Paris to discuss the chemical weapons agreement on Syria and a related French-drafted UN resolution.
In addition, the Foreign Minister held talks with Estonia Foreign Affairs Minister Urmas Paetm and Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius, as well as Spainish Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Gonzalo de Pinto.
Foreign Minister Khar will also co-launch a book "Churches of Pakistan" with Foreign Minister Terzi' at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In a statement to SUNA after meetings he held Thursday with a number of Foreign, Asian and African Foreign Ministers and the Chairman of the UN Secretary General, on the sidelines of meetings of the Ministerial Council of the African Union, Karti said that he explained that Sudan and South Sudan agreed at the meeting between Presidents Al-Bashir and Salva Kiir that the implementation shall take place without putting new conditions.
He will have talks with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov that will focus on Macedonia's EU integration and joint infrastructure projects.
If held, the bilateral talks are expected to be the first between Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso and new Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi.
Aso will meet with South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki Moon Monday evening, followed by dinner together, to discuss agenda items for an upcoming Japan-South Korea summit as well as on how to improve bilateral relations that have been strained by the Japanese premier's visits to the war-related Yasukuni Shrine.
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and the new Russian Foreign Minister Ivan Ivanov.
Like many Israelis, Netanyahu apparently thought the foreign minister was bluffing Thursday when he declared that he intended to leave the government in protest over the lack of money for social welfare programs in the 1998 budget, as well as the stagnation in peace negotiations with the Palestinians.
Foreign Minister Kamilov congratulated Tamar Beruchashvili on her appointment as Foreign Minister and wished her success in her future endeavours.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined the determination of the Non-Aligned Movement to remove barriers to the progress of the NAM member-states.

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