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UK’s Alok Sharma offers to resign as business minister to lead climate summit: The Times

Alok Sharma has told Prime Minister Boris Johnson that he would rather give up his position as business minister than step down from his role in climate change envoy.

By: Reuters | London | Updated: January 2, 2021 12:49:13 pm
Alok Sharma, UK in climate change summit, UN climate change summit, UK news, world news, Indian expressAlok Sharma has been serving as Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy since 2020. (AP Photo)

UK Business Minister Alok Sharma offered to resign from his ministerial position in order to take on a full-time role preparing for the country’s chairmanship of United Nations COP26 climate change summit, The Times reported on Saturday.

Alok Sharma, who is also president of this year’s climate summit, has told Prime Minister Boris Johnson that he would rather give up his position as business minister than step down from his role in climate change envoy, the newspaper reported.

In December, Johnson’s office denied a report that he wanted his predecessor David Cameron to take over from Sharma as president of next year’s UN COP26 climate change summit.

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