Ministerial role

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Responsibilities

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

  • Policy Unit
  • Honours
  • intelligence policy
  • cyber-security

Current role holder: The Rt Hon Boris Johnson

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.

Announcements

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  1. Foreign Secretary congratulates President Rouhani on his re-election

    • Press release
  2. Conclusion of the London Somalia Conference

    • Press release
  3. Foreign Secretary visits Tobruk, Libya

    • Press release
  4. Foreign Secretary visits Libya and Tunisia

    • Press release
  5. Foreign Secretary statement at the UNSC meeting on North Korea

    • Speech
  6. Foreign Office response to US sanctions on individuals connected with the Asad regime’s chemical weapons programme

    • Press release
  7. Foreign Secretary appoints new Independent Governors of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy

    • Press release
  8. Foreign Secretary's 2017 Easter message

    • Press release
  9. Foreign Secretary statement on the UNSC vote on Syria

    • Press release
  10. Foreign Secretary condemns Egypt terror attacks

    • Press release