Britain and Japan ‘stand side by side’ on Hong Kong – Raab

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab arrives at Downing Street ahead of a cabinet meeting in London, Britain, July 14, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain and Japan stand “side by side” on support for freedom in Hong Kong and other major issues, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said after a meeting with his Japanese counterpart Motegi Toshimitsu on Wednesday.

“Japan is a close friend of the UK and our key security partner in Asia,” Raab said in a statement.

“Whether it’s our collective response to COVID-19, cyber security, climate change, or support for freedom in Hong Kong – the UK and Japan stand side by side, and I look forward to an even closer partnership in future.”

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