The flagship of the UK’s Carrier Strike Group deployment (CSG21), aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, will visit Japan from this weekend. The visit will be a powerful demonstration of the UK’s close and enduring partnership with Japan and the UK’s commitment to maritime security in the Indo-Pacific region. The visit is part of the maiden
On July 20, 2021, commencing at 13:00 for approximately 60 minutes Minister KISHI held a Defense Ministerial Meeting with Secretary of State for Defence of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Rt Hon Ben Wallace. 1 The two Ministers welcomed their first face-to-face meeting and Minister Kishi welcomed the accompanying of
HMS Queen Elizabeth’s deployment to Indo Pacific later this year will enhance Japan and UK defence cooperation Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab discussed the deployment of HMS Queen Elizabeth during the “2+2” virtual meeting with their respective Japanese counterparts, Ministers Nobuo Kishi and Toshimitsu Motegi. CSG21, led by UK aircraft carrier
Japan-UK Foreign Affairs and Defense Ministerial Meeting (“2 + 2”) Held for the First Time in Three Years
Japan-UK Foreign Affairs and Defense Ministerial Meeting (“2 + 2”) for the first time in three years. Both side discussed on security and defense cooperation, economic security, climate change, human security, new corona measures, regional affairs including deepening cooperation toward the realization of a "free and open Indo-Pacific"
The UK is formally applying to join one of the world’s largest free-trade areas, deepening trade ties with some of the fastest-growing markets in the world International Trade Secretary Liz Truss will speak to ministers in Japan and New Zealand on Monday morning (1 February 2021) to request to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific
China has said it will no longer recognize UK-issued BNO passports for Hongkongers. “From January 31, China will no longer recognize the so-called BNO passport as a travel document and ID document, and reserves the right to take further actions,” foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters.
Viet Nam is in talks with four countries, namely the UK, the U.S., Russia, and China to buy Covid-19 vaccines, said Deputy Minister of Health Truong Quoc Cuong. Among the four countries, Viet Nam has reached an agreement with the UK-based vaccine producer AstraZeneca to guarantee the supply of 30 million doses for 15 million
India and the UK held bilateral consultations on UNSC issues on 18 December, 2020 through the VTC mode. The UK delegation was led by Mr. James Kariuki, Director, Multilateral Policy Department of UK Commonwealth and Foreign Office and included other UK Foreign Ministry officials and representatives from their Missions in New York and New Delhi.
Prime Minister of UK Boris Johnson will travel to India in January 2021 to strengthen a key strategic relationship which supports jobs and investment across the UK. This will be the Prime Minister’s first major bilateral visit since taking office, and the first since our departure from the EU, and underlines his commitment to step