Risk Sunak appointed UK's Prime Minister; world leaders welcome new premier
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Risk Sunak appointed UK’s Prime Minister; world leaders welcome new premier

Risk Sunak appointed UK’s Prime Minister; world leaders welcome new premier

Sunak takes the reins after Liz Truss resigned last week


Rishi Sunak has been appointed Prime Minister of the UK and First Lord of the Treasury.

Sunak, the country’s first British-Asian premier, met with King Charles III at Buckingham Palace earlier today, after which he delivered his first speech outside 10 Downing Street.

“I’ve just been to Buckingham Palace and accepted His Majesty the King’s invitation to form a government in his name. Right now, our country is facing a profound economic crisis,” he said.

“I will place economic stability and confidence at the heart of this government’s agenda,” Sunak added.

Sunak was announced leader of the Conservative Party on October 24, after rival Penny Mordaunt failed to secure enough support.

Read: Rishi Sunak becomes UK’s first British Asian Prime Minister

An erstwhile hedge fund partner, Sunak has taken the reins from Liz Truss, who resigned from the country’s top job last week. Truss served in her role as the country’s Prime Minister for 45 days, making her Britain’s short-serving premier.

Read: Liz Truss resigns as UK Prime Minister after 45 days in office

However, she extended her support to Sunak post his appointment as Conservative Party head.

World leaders

Meanwhile, congratulatory messages as well as those of support have poured in from across the world.

UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan congratulated Sunak on assuming the PM role.

Ukraine President, Volodymyr Zelensky, congratulated Sunak on taking office.

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, also welcomed the new premier.

Irish PM Micheál Martin said that he ‘looked forward to working’ with Sunak.

Saudi Arabia‘s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman both congratulated Sunak on his win.


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