The new addition to Theresa May cabinet, emphasises the focus on Asia-Pacific region, reports Asian Lite News
Alok Sharma, MP for Reading West, has been appointed the Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with responsibility for Asia & the Pacific.
Following his appointment, Alok Sharma said, “I am honoured to have been appointed by the Prime Minister 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.”
Alok continued, “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.”