PM Barzani congratulates David Cameron for becoming UK’s chief diplomat  

Cameron has served as the UK premier for six years previously.
Combined photos of Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani (left) with the UK's new foreign secretary David Cameron. (Photo: Designed by Kurdistan 24)
Combined photos of Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani (left) with the UK's new foreign secretary David Cameron. (Photo: Designed by Kurdistan 24)

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Monday extended his congratulations to the former United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron for becoming the country’s new foreign secretary.

The 10 Downing Street on Monday announced that the former premier has been appointed as Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Affairs, replacing his predecessor Mr. James Cleverly.

“I congratulate @David_Cameron on his appointment as the UK's Foreign Secretary today and look forward to working closely with him,” Barzani wrote in a post on X platform, formerly Twitter.

Cameron has previously served as the UK premier for six years.

“We are facing a daunting set of international challenges, including the war in Ukraine and the crisis in the Middle East. At this time of profound global change, it has rarely been more important for this country to stand by our allies, strengthen our partnerships, and make sure our voice is heard,” the new secretary said in his first public remarks in the position.

Britain’s cabinet reshuffle came as the UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman was sacked early on Monday. The former secretary of state James Cleverly is now appointed as the new home secretary, according to Number 10.

Braverman’s sacking comes as she has recently come under fiery criticism for her comments on the pro-Palestine protests as well as immigration policy, including from members of the Conservative Party.

The UK is expected to hold a general election by late next year.