James Cleverly, Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, responds to an Urgent Question on Bosnia and Herzegovina and the potential of a renewed conflict in the Western Balkans following threats to withdraw Republika Srpska from certain state-level institutions.
James was appointed Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs on 6 September 2022.
He has previously served as Secretary of State for Education, Minister of State (Minister for Europe) and as a joint Minister of State (Minister for the Middle East and North Africa) in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development..
For details of his areas of responsibility visit his page on the FCDO section of the UK Government website.
James Cleverly, Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, responds to an Opposition Day debate calling for a Joint Committee to investigate the withdrawal from Afghanistan. He outlines the focus of UK priorities: preventing Afghanistan from again becoming a haven for global terrorism; preventing humanitarian disaster and supporting refugees; preserving wider regional stability; and holding the Taliban to account for their conduct, including their record on human rights.