Mr Jeremy Hunt (Photo: Press TV)

"The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP as Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs," PM Theresa May’s Downing Street office said in a statement.

“I want to stop by and thank my predecessor, Boris Johnson, who has been one of the great driving forces of British politics and, as Foreign Secretary, orchestrated an incredibly potent response to the attack on the Skripals in Salisbury,” Hunt said.

Amid a reshuffle of Theresa May's top team, Culture Secretary Matt Hancock replaces Mr Hunt as Health Secretary, and Attorney General Jeremy Wright becomes Culture Secretary. Geoffrey Cox has been appointed as Attorney General.

Mr. Haunt, born in 1966, is a British Conservative Party member and Member of Parliament. He was born in Kennington and studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was President of the Oxford University Conservative Association. He was elected as MP for South West Surrey in 2005.

He served in the Cabinet as Culture Secretary and Minister for the Olympics from 2010 - 2012 and Health Secretary from 2012- 2018. He was appointed to the additional portfolio of social care in England in January 2018. On June 3rd, 2018, Hunt became the longest-serving Health Secretary in British political history./.

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