[The Epoch Times, February 04, 2023] (Reported by Epoch Times reporter Lin Zirong) On Thursday (February 2), Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong (Penny Wong) and Australian Defense Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Richard Mars (Richard Marrs) Marles visited the United Kingdom and attended the Anglo-Australian Ministerial Conference with British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace and British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly. The current situation in the Taiwan Strait.
Ministers from the British and Australian governments announced on the 2nd that their officials will launch a new “economic security dialogue” to deal with the growing challenges in the Indo-Pacific region, maintain the diversity of global supply chains, and deal with the “economic problems” of hostile countries. coercion risk.
“It’s important for us to recognize that, sadly, the rules-based order is under threat like never before, human rights are being threatened by some figures around the world, some are testing the sovereignty of nation-states, and this should be done,” Wallace said. Worrying for all of us.”
In a joint statement issued on Thursday (2 February), the four ministers stressed their “strong opposition to any coercive or destabilizing actions by China to increase its military presence in the South China Sea”.
The British and Australian ministers stressed the importance of “peace and stability” across the Taiwan Strait, an important waterway for global supply chains, and they jointly opposed “unilateral changes to the status quo”.
The pictures show that during their visit to the UK on February 2, Huang Yingxian and Mars not only held meetings with Wallace and Cleverly, but also visited the cultural relics on the British ancient warship “HMS Victory”.