Yemen: Journalism

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 12th February 2019.

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Photo of Gill Furniss Gill Furniss Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Steel, Postal Affairs and Consumer Protection)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussion he has had with his Saudi and Emirate counterparts on allowing journalists access to the north of Yemen; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Joint with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

Our concerns about freedom of the press are well known by the Saudi and Emirati authorities. We consistently underline the importance of respect for freedom of speech and of the press.

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