Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Minister for the Middle East and Africa)


Responsibilities include:

• Middle East
• Africa
• counter terrorism
• countering violent extremism
• consular policy
• illegal wildlife trade
• ministerial oversight of FCO Services

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP

    • 2014 to 2017


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  1. Minister Ellwood statement on death sentences in Gaza

    • News story
  2. Minister for North Africa statement on terrorist attack in Egypt

    • News story
  3. UK Foreign Policy After Brexit: Engaging Africa

    • Speech
  4. Foreign Office minister comments on Anfal Memorial Day

    • Press release
  5. UK Government calls for the release of all abducted by Boko Haram

    • Press release
  6. FCO Minister visits Iraq

    • Press release
  7. Minister Ellwood statement on death sentences in Gaza

    • Press release
  8. Minister Ellwood offers condolences after UN deaths in DRC

    • News story
  9. Minister Ellwood's speech at UK-Angola Trade and Investment Forum

    • Speech
  10. Minister for Africa statement on the situation in the DRC

    • News story