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. UK-Chile Joint Statement, Santiago, 23 May 2018

    • Press release
  2. Foreign Secretary statement on the MH17 investigation

    • Press release
  3. Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act receives Royal Assent

    • News story
  4. Foreign Secretary remarks during Santiago de Chile press conference, 23 May 2018

    • Speech
  5. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visits Chile

    • Press release
  6. Foreign Secretary holds talks with Argentine Government

    • Press release
  7. Foreign Secretary's keynote speech at chemical weapons conference

    • Speech
  8. Foreign Secretary statement on Venezuela elections

    • Press release
  9. Foreign Secretary attends G20 talks in Buenos Aires

    • Press release
  10. Foreign Secretary's visit to Latin America, May 2018

    • News story