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UK appoints new Minister of State for Middle East

Dr Andrew Murrison was previously Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Defence

UK appoints new Minister of State for Middle East
Dr. Andrew Murrison

Dr Andrew Murrison has been appointed as the UK Minister of State for the Middle East at the country’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office, according to the UK’s official government website.

Dr Murrison previously served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Defence and Minister for International Security Strategy from September 2012 until July 2014. He then served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Northern Ireland Office from July 2014 to March 2015.

He served for 18 years as a medical officer in the Royal Navy, leaving in October 2000 as a Surgeon Commander.