China: Lithuania

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 31st January 2022.

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Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the Government has taken steps to offer support to the Lithuanian government following the imposition of trade sanctions on that country by the government of the People’s Republic of China.

Photo of Amanda Milling Amanda Milling Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The Foreign Secretary has expressed public support for Lithuania and discussed how the UK can do so with Lithuanian Foreign Minister Landsbergis. China must live up to its international commitments and not engage in practices which seek to use economic means to harm other countries legitimate interests. The UK will work with international partners to respond to China's economic coercive practices, including with the G7 who set out their concerns on 12 December.

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