Minister of State (Minister for Middle East and North Africa)

The Rt Hon James Cleverly MP


James Cleverly is the Minister for Middle East and North Africa at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). James was first appointed as a joint Minister of State in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development on 13 February 2020. He was first elected as the Conservative MP for Braintree in May 2015.

James was Minister without Portfolio from 24 July 2019 to 13 February 2020 and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union from April 2019 to July 2019.

Minister of State (Minister for Middle East and North Africa)

The Minister’s responsibilities include:

  • Middle East and North Africa
  • conflict, humanitarian issues, human security
  • CHASE (Conflict, Humanitarian and Security Department)
  • Stabilisation Unit
  • defence and international security
  • Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OCSE) and Council of Europe
  • Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF)
  • safeguarding
  • counter terrorism

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