James Cleverly, Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, outlines the Government's efforts on behalf of all dual national British detainees in Iran to secure their permanent release on humanitarian grounds so that they can return home safely.
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 responds to a debate on the humanitarian situation in Syria and outlines the UK support for a UN-facilitated political process as the only way to reach a lasting and inclusive resolution to the conflict and calls on countries with influence over Assad regime to press the regime to engage with the UN process.
James Cleverly responds to a debate on settlement and annexation of the Occupied Palestinian territories and outlines the Government’s desire to protect the viability of a peaceful, secure state of Israel, and a peaceful and secure state for the Palestinian people.
James Cleverly responds on behalf of the Government to a debate on the situation in Yemen. He outlines the UK Government's support for the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, and the United Nations in their efforts to secure a ceasefire.