a member of a government who is in charge of a ministry
Examplesa government minister • the Minister of Trade or the Trade Minister • the Minister of Foreign Affairs or the Foreign Minister
(NoteIn the UK and US, they are called secretary: the Foreign Secretary, Secretary of Commerce.)
COMMENTIn the US, heads of government departments are called secretary: the Secretary for Commerce.
In the UK, heads of government departments are called Secretary of State: the Secretary of State for Defence.

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Financial Secretary to the Treasury Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA)