On Monday, the first United Kingdom parliament session this year is expected to mark the start of the government reshuffle that the Prime Minister allegedly hopes to use to enhance her positions ahead of a new phase of the Brexit talks.
Mrs May has since appointed former Culture Secretary Karen Bradley as his successor.
"Despite the challenges and the huge frustrations felt as a result of the lack of devolved government Northern Ireland has so much potential and we can be positive as to what can be achieved in the years ahead", Brokenshire said.
SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MLA wished Mr Brokenshire well.
She is due to meet Ireland's deputy premier and minister for foreign affairs Simon Coveney on Friday.
Alliance leader Naomi Long said: "We often disagreed, sometimes robustly, but the role of Secretary of State is mostly a thankless task and I appreciate, particularly in the current political circumstances, it is not an easy role to fulfil".
She replaced James Brokenshire, who.
A source close to Mr Brokenshire said: "He has a small lesion on his right lung and is getting major surgery in the next couple of weeks".Читайте также: WhatsApp Security Open To Snoops
DUP leader Arlene Foster has said that Sinn Fein's continued "eulogising of terrorists" is hampering efforts to build a shared future in Northern Ireland.
Mrs Bradley is the Conservative MP for the English constituency of Staffordshire Moorlands and has little experience of Northern Ireland politics.
Prior to working in politics, Ms Bradley spent 20 years working in business, with roles as an accountant and tax manager for firms including KPMG and Deloitte & Touche.
She has held a number of government positions, including senior Whip at the Treasury.
"We have made it clear to the secretary of state that if Sinn Féin continues to block the restoration of devolution then a return to direct rule is an unfortunate, but inevitable effect and the Government must move to appoint ministers".
Her website states that during this role she secured the passing of the 2015 Modern Slavery Act, which it describes as a "landmark piece of legislation" that will protect people from enforced labour.
Bradley, 47, has been serving as culture secretary since July 2016, after first entering parliament in 2010.
Her tenure was dominated by her decision to refer Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox's takeover bid for Sky to the media and competition regulators.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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