Ministerial role

Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office


Responsibilities include:

  • Asia (except Central Asia)
  • Australasia and the Pacific
  • communications, public diplomacy and scholarships
  • British Council
  • economic diplomacy (including climate change, illegal wildlife trade and international energy policy)
  • ministerial oversight of Foreign & Commonwealth Office Services
  • Foreign & Commonwealth Office representative for Prosperity Fund Ministerial Board

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Mark Field

    2017 to 2019


  1. UK and Indonesia agree to deepen partnership
  2. Speech by FCO Minister for Asia and the Pacific at the City of London Singapore Bicentennial Business Summit
  3. UK praises strong Nepal relationship following Prime Minister Oli’s visit
  4. UK-Asia Tech Powerhouse Conference: Minister for Asia speech
  5. Global peace and stability depend on climate security
  6. FCO ministers meet ambassadors and high commissioners of ASEAN member states to drive forward UK-ASEAN ties
  7. FCO Minister Field attends OECD annual Ministerial meeting
  8. Statement on 10th annivesary of the end of conflict in Sri Lanka
  9. Appointment of new Commissioners to the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission
  10. Counter Daesh: Middle East Minister hosts roundtable with ambassadors