February 13, 2020 / 12:51 PM / 15 days ago

Alok Sharma appointed UK business minister

Alok Sharma arrives at Downing Street in London, Britain February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed Alok Sharma as his new business minister, the government said in a statement on Thursday.

Sharma, 52, was also appointed as the minister in charge of the UK’s COP26 climate change summit.

He was previously secretary of state for international development.

Reporting by Elizabeth Howcroft; editing by James Davey

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