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The Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), my right honourable friend Mr Lidington has a broad-ranging portfolio which includes the European Union (including Gibraltar), Europe, Central Asia, related international organisations and a number of other issues. As the noble Lord knows, the role is known as the Minister for Europe. While this title does not cover the full breadth of the portfolio, it is a sensible reflection of the range of issues covered. Mr Lidington also speaks for the FCO on all foreign policy issues, when necessary.
While Central Asia remains an important component of the Minister's portfolio, he does not use the title "Minister for Central Asia". There are no plans to change this at this time.