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Prime Minister's Trade Envoy Programme

Statement made on 5 October 2020

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My Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade (Liz Truss MP) has today made the following statement.

The Prime Minister has today made fifteen new appointments to his Trade Envoy programme.

These new appointments will extend the total number of Trade Envoys to 31 parliamentarians covering 69 markets. The Prime Minister’s trade envoy programme is an unpaid and voluntary cross-party network, which supports the UK’s ambitious trade and investment agenda in global markets. The new appointments are:

The Baroness Hooper CMG (Gloria Hooper) has been appointed as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and Panama,

The Baroness Meyer CBE (Catherine Meyer) has been appointed as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Ukraine,

The Hon. Member for Broxtowe (Darren Henry) has been appointed as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to the Caribbean (with focus on 12 Commonwealth Countries),

The Hon. Member for Cleethorpes (Martin Vickers) has been appointed as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to the Western Balkans (covering Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia),

The Hon. Member for Maidstone and The Weald (Helen Grant) has been appointed as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Nigeria,

The Hon. Member for Shrewsbury and Atcham (Daniel Kawczynski) has been appointed as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Mongolia,

The Hon. Member for South Derbyshire (Heather Wheeler) has been appointed as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam,

The Hon. Member for South Ribble (Katherine Fletcher) has been appointed as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Mozambique,

The Hon. Member for Southport (Damien Moore) has been appointed as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Tunisia and Libya,

The Hon. Member for Stafford (Theo Clarke) has been appointed as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Kenya,

The Hon. Member for Wyre Forest (Mark Garnier) has been appointed as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Brunei, Myanmar and Thailand,

The Lord Austin of Dudley (Ian Austin) has been appointed as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Israel,

The Lord Davies of Abersoch CBE (Evan Mervyn Davies) has been appointed as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Sri Lanka,

The Rt Hon. Member for South West Wiltshire (Dr. Andrew Murrison) has been appointed as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Morocco, and

The Rt Hon. the Lord Bates (Michael Bates) has been appointed as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Ethiopia.

They join the following list of Trade Envoys:

The Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury (Jane Bonham-Carter), the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Mexico,

The Baroness Morris of Bolton OBE (Patricia Morris), the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Jordan, Kuwait and the Palestinian Territories,

The Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne (Emma Harriet), the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Azerbaijan, Iraq, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan,

The Hon. Member for Bethnal Green and Bow (Rushanara Ali), the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Bangladesh,

The Hon. Member for Fylde (Mark Menzies), Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Peru,

The Hon. Member for Gloucester (Richard Graham), the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines,

The Hon. Member for Romford (Andrew Rosindell), the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Tanzania,

The Hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire (Andrew Selous), the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to South Africa,

The Hon. Member for Windsor (Adam Afriyie), the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Ghana and Guinea,

The Lord Faulkner of Worcester (Richard Faulkner), the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Taiwan,

The Lord Popat (Dolar Popat), the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo,

The Lord Risby (Richard Spring), the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Algeria and Lebanon,

The Rt Hon. Member for Lagan Valley (Sir Jeffrey Donaldson), the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Egypt,

The Rt Hon. the Lord Astor of Hever DL (John Jacob Astor), the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Oman,

The Rt Hon. the Lord Janvrin GCB GCVO QSO (Robin Janvrin), the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Turkey and

The Rt. Hon. the Lord Lamont of Lerwick (Norman Lamont), the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Iran.

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