One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The government department concerned with the representation of a country abroad.
- ‘No international jurist of the present day has a wider or more deserved reputation than Calvo, who, though writing in French, is a citizen of the Argentine Republic, employed in its diplomatic service abroad.’
- ‘The second is the creation of an EU foreign minister, ending the institutional split between the European commission and governments, with a diplomatic service to represent the EU round the world.’
- ‘We don't want and we don't need a written constitution for Europe with its own president, its own foreign secretary, its own diplomatic service and even its own army.’
- ‘However, as a former head of the diplomatic service, I would be extremely concerned if appointments of this sort were to become the thin edge of a potentially serious wedge.’
- ‘The EU will set up its own diplomatic service to support the Minister.’
- ‘Employment in the Office was less prestigious than in the diplomatic service and the two services were quite separate.’
- ‘Meyer's retirement from the diplomatic service was, he says, ‘traumatic’.’
- ‘The budget cuts of the 1990s dramatically reduced funding for the military, foreign aid and the diplomatic service.’
- ‘But then he topped that by volunteering to rejoin the diplomatic service as the invasion of Iraq began.’
- ‘The ranks of the New York Police Department will be bolstered by the FBI, the US Secret Service, the diplomatic service and private security agents.’
- ‘Old hands in the diplomatic service, say the President knows almost nothing about the intricacies of the conflict.’
- ‘His advice to travelers, which he published after his departure from the diplomatic service, was a continuation of this political mission by other means.’
- ‘Sir Michael Jay, head of the diplomatic service, wrote to all diplomats urging them to ‘respect’ the ‘confidence’ of their work.’
- ‘His fondness for speaking his mind would have made him a misfit in the diplomatic service for which he was being groomed.’
- ‘So far nine member states including Germany and Spain have approved the constitution, which creates a new EU President and Foreign Minister, as well as an EU diplomatic service.’
- ‘Others took jobs in industry, or joined the diplomatic service or became politicians - dealing on equal terms with people who had once been their subjects.’
- ‘We believe that the country needs a professional diplomatic service which will be independent from the narrow confines of party politics.’
- ‘The diplomatic service, too, has always been well-stocked with Etonians, and it is in the hands of these future powerbrokers that our future peace may rest.’
- ‘After resigning from the diplomatic service, he was elected president in 1992 representing the conservative People's Party.’
- ‘He also talked about his life here as ambassador - the personal joys and frustrations - and his thoughts on what he might like to do once he eventually leaves the diplomatic service.’
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