Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Minister for Asia and the Pacific)

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include:

• Asia (excluding Central Asia)
• Australasia and the Pacific
• communications
• public diplomacy, Olympics legacy, Chevening and the GREAT campaign
• economic diplomacy (including Islamic Finance and the FCO’s Science and Innovation work)
• estates and security
• drugs and international crime

Previous holders of this role

  1. Alok Sharma MP

    • 2016 to 2017
  2. James Duddridge

    • 2015 to 2016
  3. The Rt Hon Grant Shapps

    • 2015 to 2015
  4. James Duddridge

    • 2014 to 2015
  5. Mark Simmonds

    • 2012 to 2014
  6. Henry Bellingham

    • 2010 to 2012

Announcements

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  1. Alok Sharma visits Malaysia

    • Press release
  2. Alok Sharma celebrates 45 years of UK-China ambassadorial relations

    • Press release
  3. Alok Sharma extends his wishes for a happy Holi Festival

    • Press release
  4. Alok Sharma marks 45 years of UK-China Ambassadorial ties

    • News story
  5. UK embraces healthcare collaboration with south China

    • Press release
  6. UK Minister for Asia Alok Sharma visits Thailand

    • News story
  7. Japanese Olympic Minister meets UK experts

    • News story
  8. Alok Sharma visit underlines UK commitment to trade with Pakistan

    • Press release
  9. Foreign Secretary discusses foreign policy priorities and trade with China

    • Press release
  10. Alok Sharma speech at UK-India Business Council Event

    • Speech