Ministerial role

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs


The Secretary of State has overall responsibility for the work of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, with particular focus on:

  • Policy Unit
  • honours
  • intelligence policy

Current role holder: The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP

Boris Johnson was appointed Foreign Secretary on 13 July 2016. He was elected Conservative MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip in May 2015. Previously he was the MP for Henley from June 2001 to June 2008.

Previous holders of this role

Find out more about previous holders of this role in our past Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs section.


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  1. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson calls for a united front on North Korea at summit in Vancouver

    • Press release
  2. Foreign Secretary's statement on the Iran nuclear deal following Brussels meeting, 11 January 2017

    • Speech
  3. Foreign Secretary discussions on Iran nuclear deal with Iranian and European counterparts

    • Press release
  4. Foreign Secretary's bilateral meeting with the Palestinian Foreign Minister, 8 January 2018

    • Press release
  5. Imperial War Museum Trustees: Desmond Bowen and Suzanne Nicholas

    • News story
  6. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's call with Rex Tillerson, 4 January 2018

    • Press release
  7. Foreign Secretary statement on Iran

    • Press release
  8. Global momentum to end the ivory trade: article by Boris Johnson

    • Speech
  9. Foreign Secretary statement on bombing in Kabul

    • Press release
  10. Foreign Secretary statement on adoption of UNSC resolution 2397 on North Korea

    • Press release