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foreign service:

see diplomatic servicediplomatic service,
organized body of agents maintained by governments to communicate with one another. Origins

Until the 15th cent. any formal communication or negotiation among nations was conducted either by means of ambassadors specially appointed for a
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; consular serviceconsular service,
organized body of public officers maintained by a government in the important ports and trade centers of foreign countries to protect the persons and interests of its nationals and to aid them in every possible way.
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Zaki also worked as the secretary general and minister of state for foreign affairs during his long career with the foreign service that spanned the reigns of ZA Bhutto and Gen Ziaul Haq.
Applications should be submitted in person at any Regional Consular Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), or Philippine embassies and consulates abroad until December 1, 2017 or at the DFA-Board of Foreign Service Examinations, Pasay City until December 8.
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How else to explain the apparently obligatory requirement to begin any discussion of the Foreign Service with a ritual criticism of the "bad old days" when the Service was "make, pale, and Yale" and "cookie pushers" ruled the roost and practiced daily ritual humiliation of everybody but themselves.
According to sources, one of the important issues before the parliamentary panel -- headed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor-- is increasing the size of the foreign service to match India's growing aspirations as a global player, especially under the new NDA rule.
She describes her childhood in the WWII era and her education, then focuses on her career in the Foreign Service starting in 1963.
The ongoing contract dispute between foreign service officers and the federal government is causing a slowdown in visa application processing times and the tourism and education sectors are warning about the impact and hoping the two sides reach an agreement soon.
New Delhi, June 12 ( ANI ): President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday told the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) probationers, who called on him at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here today to enhance India's prestige and honour abroad.
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diplomatic responsibilities in the 1990s and the more recent demands of Iraq and Afghanistan, the Foreign Service has been strained to the breaking point.
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