Dominic Raab: Britain and Japan support Hong Kong’s freedom side by side
Dominic Raab: Britain and Japan support Hong Kong’s freedom side by side

Dominic Raab: Britain and Japan support Hong Kong’s freedom side by side

Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Toshimitsu Motegi visited UK and met with Dominic Raab, Foreign Secretary of UK on August 5. Raab stated that the United Kingdom and Japan will stand on a number of international issues, including supporting Hong Kong’s freedom and fighting the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) epidemic.

Press Conference by Foreign Minister MOTEGI Toshimitsu and Dominic Raab

Raab issued a statement stating that Japan is an important and main security partner of the United Kingdom in Asia. “Whether it is dealing with the new coronairus, cyber security, climate change, or supporting Hong Kong’s freedom, the United Kingdom and Japan are side by side.”

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan stated that Motegi Toshimitsu and Raab exchanged views on the entry into force of Hong Kong’s “National Security Law” and will continue to cooperate to respect the rights and freedoms of Hong Kong citizens, nationals of various countries and enterprises.

Japan-UK Foreign Ministers' Meeting

On August 5, commencing at 6:00 p.m. (local time) for approximately 120 minutes, Mr. MOTEGI Toshimitsu, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, held a Japan-UK Foreign Ministers' Meeting (a tete-a-tete meeting followed by a working dinner) with the Rt Hon Dominic Raab MP, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and First Secretary of State of the United Kingdom, at Lancaster House in London.

Motegi Toshimitsu is the first Japanese cabinet member to visit abroad since the epidemic. He will stay until August 8, during which time he will meet with Liz Truss, the Secretary of State for International Trade of the United Kingdom, to discuss the new free trade agreement between the two countries. London hopes to sign an agreement in September. If it happens, it will be the first free trade agreement after Brexit.

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  1. C.N.

    Thank you so much for this fascinating article! In the fight for Hong Kong’s citizenry to achieve absolute and unquestioned freedom, mobility and trade, it’s great to see two international powerhouses like Japan and Great Britain come together to support Hong Kong. With the media pushing so much division nowadays (particularly across race, gender, language, age, sexual orientation and political lines), it’s nice to see unity and international camaraderie highlighted for a change. God bless Hong Kong, God bless this world, and God bless you!

    1. Ling Tse

      Hello C.N.,

      Thank you for your comment.

      It’s a lot of issues that Hong Kong Government achieves straightly without any public inquiries. We are glad to see that Japan and UK spoke out, and stand with Hong Kong. China almost lost a lot of alliances currently, so you can imagine how they treated their people inside of China. There has a lot of evidence to prove that how’s the humanity in China also, we will release a latest news about this soon, and don’t miss out!

      God Bless the world and have a nice day,

  2. Aparna Bansal

    Hi Ling,
    This is such a wonderful article on Honk Kong and the British & Japanese support. All of the world is on the side of HK and China’s evil designs must be defeated at all costs.
    I love the way you have written and researched the topic. Do keep writing frequently.
    Love your site.

    1. Ling T

      Hello Aparma,

      Thank you for your comments.

      Yes it’s glad to see that Japan and UK support Hong Kong, and it means to boycott China as the world is doing everyday (in my opinions). If you type #boycottchina on Twitter, you will see a lot of tweets talking about this topic, or there have some other hashtags about it also.

      Thank you for your compliments, your comments are our motions, and we will do as much as we can.

      Have a nice day,