Read about the Secretary of State and the various Ministers who make up the political team.
Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs with overall responsibility for the work of the FCO.
Minister of State responsible for European issues and NATO.
Minister of State responsible for South East Asia/Far East, Caribbean, Central/South America, Australasia and Pacific, human rights, consular, migration, drugs and international crime, public diplomacy and the Olympics.
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State responsible for Afghanistan/South Asia, counter terrorism/proliferation, North America, Middle East and North Africa, FCO finance and human resources.
Parliamentary Under Secretary responsible for Africa, United Nations, economic issues, conflict resolution, and climate change.
Minister of State responsible for all of FCO Business in the House of Lords, the Commonwealth, and International Energy Policy.
Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint is Minister of State for Trade and Investment. Responsible for cross-Government strategy for trade and inward investment.