New Minister announced for Overseas Territories

ANGUILLA–Following the General Election in the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon as the Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with responsibilities for the Overseas Territories including Anguilla but excluding Falklands, Gibraltar and Sovereign Base Areas. He was appointed the Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict and Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the United Nations.

Lord Ahmad replaces Baroness Anelay of St. Johns, who is now Minister of State in the Department for Exiting the European Union.

Before this appointment, as part of the Foreign Office Ministerial team, Lord Ahmad served in the Ministry of Transport, and from 2015 to 2016 he served as Minister for Countering Extremism.

His other responsibilities in his new position include The Commonwealth as an institution, human rights, modern slavery, national security, counter terrorism, international energy security police and all Foreign and Commonwealth Office business in the House of Lords.

Source: The Daily Herald