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Jaishankar wishes UK Home Secretary Priti Patel
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Jaishankar wishes UK Home Secretary Priti Patel

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New Delhi, July 25: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday congratulated Priti Patel on her appointment as Home secretary in the United Kingdom cabinet.

‘’Heartiest congratulations to my good friend Priti Patel on her appointment as Home Secretary in UK Home office. Wish you a successful tenure ahead!,’’Jaishankar said in a tweet.

Priti Patel on Thursday took charge as Britain's first Indian-origin home secretary as part of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's top team.

She replaces Pakistani-origin Sajid Javid, who moves to the Treasury department as the first ethnic minority Chancellor of the Exchequer.

"I am deeply honoured to be appointed as Home Secretary by our new Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Looking forward to working UK Home office to prepare our Country for leaving the EU, leading on matters of national security and public safety and keeping our borders secure," she tweeted. (UNI)