Foreign Secretary

United Kingdom government cabinet minister heading the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (known as the Foreign Secretary) is the Minister in charge of the United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office. In many countries this job is called Foreign minister.

Dominic Raab is Foreign Secretary July 2019

Until the 1960s, the Foreign Secretary only handled relations with foreign countries and international organisations. There was a separate Commonwealth Secretary and a Colonial Secretary, but all three are now joined into one.

Dominic Raab has been Foreign Secretary since 24 July 2019.[1]


  1. "Dominic Raab appointed as new Foreign Secretary". GOV.UK. Retrieved 2019-08-01.

The Foreign Secretary's is one of the four Great Offices of State.