British PM Cameron appoints Philip Hammond as foreign minister after Hague quits

Britain's new Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond arrives at 10 Downing Street in central London,on July 15, 2015. Prime Minister David Cameron appointed Philip Hammond as foreign minister on Tuesday as he reshuffles his Cabinet ahead of the 2015 G
Britain's new Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond arrives at 10 Downing Street in central London,on July 15, 2015. Prime Minister David Cameron appointed Philip Hammond as foreign minister on Tuesday as he reshuffles his Cabinet ahead of the 2015 General Election. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron appointed Philip Hammond as foreign minister on Tuesday as he reshuffles his Cabinet ahead of the 2015 General Election.

"Philip Hammond is the new Foreign Secretary," Mr Cameron said on his official Twitter feed.

Mr Hammond, who has served as Defence Secretary since 2011, replaces Mr William Hague, who resigned late on Monday.

Mr Hammond has said he would rather leave the European Union if Mr Cameron can't get better membership terms.