Christian Aid welcomes new ministerial appointments

By staff writers
May 2, 2019

Christian Aid has responded to the new ministerial appointments made following the sacking of Gavin Williamson on 1 May 2019. Rory Stewart has been made Secretary of State at the Department for International Development, replacing Penny Mordaunt who has been appointed as Defence Secretary,

Tom Viita,Christian Aid's Head of UK Advocacy, said: “Any modern DFID Secretary needs to understand the issues of climate change, conflict and international diplomacy and thankfully Rory Stewart has an excellent grasp of these crucial subjects. The first item on his to-do list must be the global climate emergency that is affecting the world’s poor from Mozambique to Myanmar.

He continued:  “We thank Penny Mordaunt for her leadership at DFID and congratulate her on her appointment as the UK's first ever female Defence Secretary. Her understanding of the complex interplay of poverty and conflict, particularly gender-based violence, will bring a vital new perspective to the MOD.”

* Christian Aid https://www.christianaid.org.uk/

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