Middle East

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office – in the House of Commons at on 2 April 2019.

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Photo of Mark Field Mark Field Minister of State

Clearly, we want to try to avoid violent confrontation at all costs. As I said in my earlier answer, mercifully, the major concerns about violence at the protests this weekend, which we felt could have been a lot more serious than they were, were not realised. My hon. Friend will recognise that we do all we can on the ground to try to defuse some of the tensions. That is an important part of our diplomatic work, which we do with other countries as well, of course.