Cameron urges China to leverage its influence with Iran to pressure Houthis

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Published: 2024-02-17 16:22

Last Updated: 2024-04-23 02:34


Cameron urges China to leverage its influence with Iran to pressure Houthis
Cameron urges China to leverage its influence with Iran to pressure Houthis

British Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, David Cameron, met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the 60th Munich Security Conference yesterday, Friday.

Cameron urged China to use its influence on Iran to pressure the Houthis over their actions in the Red Sea, according to a statement from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.

He raised several important issues with his Chinese counterpart in the interest of the United Kingdom's national security.

Cameron emphasized the need for constructive engagement between the UK and China, with both foreign ministers agreeing on the importance of continued collaboration in various areas. This includes trade relations, building upon existing cultural ties between the British and Chinese peoples, and working together to address climate change.

Cameron also took this opportunity to unambiguously set out the UK’s position across a number of areas of disagreement, including on human rights in Xinjiang and Hong Kong. He raised the case of British Parliamentarians sanctioned by China and reiterated his call for the release of British national Jimmy Lai.