appointed Minister for Asia and the Pacific
Alok Sharma, MP for Reading West, has been appointed Under Secretary of State at
the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with responsibility for Asia and the
In a statement he said that he was honoured to have been appointed by Prime
Minister Theresa May as Minister for Asia & the Pacific, hugely important parts
of the world that are crucial for the UK’s prosperity and security.
“Britain is a truly great country and I will work tirelessly to ensure we
continue to thrive and prosper on the world stage.
“I look forward to working closely with my new colleagues and my counterparts
across Asia and the Pacific, with a particular focus on strengthening commercial
ties, increasing investment opportunities in both directions and promoting human
rights in the region,”he said.