United Kingdom government cabinet minister heading the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
(Redirected from Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)
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.
Secretary of State
for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs
since 6 September 2022
|Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office|
The Right Honourable
(UK and Commonwealth)
|Status||Great Office of State|
National Security Council (NSC)
|Reports to||The Prime Minister|
|Residence||No. 1 Carlton Gardens|
on advice of the Prime Minister
|Term length||At Her Majesty's pleasure|
|Formation||27 March 1782|
|First holder||Charles James Fox|
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.
James Cleverly has been Foreign Secretary since 6 September 2022.
The Foreign Secretary's is one of the four Great Offices of State.
- ↑ "Public List" (PDF). Protocol and Liaison Service. United Nations. 24 August 2016. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
- ↑ "Dominic Raab appointed as new Foreign Secretary". GOV.UK. Retrieved 2019-08-01.