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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Embassies Planned

Britain is planning to open embassies in the capitals of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

"We would like to open as many embassies as possible in the CIS", the British ambassador to Russia, Brian Fall, told Interfax on Thursday.

The embassy in the Uzbek capital of Tashkent will also represent London's interests in neighboring Tajikistan, Fall said.

Apart from in Russia, British embassies are already functioning in the capitals of Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.