UK's Truss and Japan's Kishida to work on countering China

The UK and Japanese leaders agreed on the importance of democracies working together, including through international institutions such as the G7

Reuters
Published : 21 Sept 2022, 08:31 AM
Updated : 21 Sept 2022, 08:31 AM

British Prime Minister Liz Truss condemned provocations over Taiwan by China in a meeting with her Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida at the United Nations General Assembly, a Downing Street spokesperson said on Tuesday.

"The Prime Minister condemned China's recent provocations over Taiwan, which threatened Japan's Special Economic Zone," a statement said.

"The leaders resolved to work together to tackle the strategic threat posed by China."

Truss and Kishida agreed on the importance of democracies working together, including through international institutions such as the G7, to constrain economic and security threats from "authoritarian regimes", the statement said.

Truss, who also met French President Emmanuel Macron in New York, plans to use her first trip abroad since taking office on Sept 6 to pledge billions of pounds of further support for Ukraine to defend itself against Russia.

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