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Indo-Pacific more crucial because of Ukraine war: U.K.'s top diplomat

Cleverly says London 'uncomfortable' with China's actions in Xinjiang and Hong Kong

U.K. Foreign Secretary James Cleverly was named to the post this month under a new government. (Photo by Kosuke Imamura)

TOKYO -- Ensuring a peaceful and prosperous Indo-Pacific region "has become more important" to U.K. foreign policy after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said in an interview Tuesday.

Cleverly, visiting Japan for former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's state funeral, spoke with Nikkei at the British Embassy in Tokyo in his first interview with Japanese media.

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