New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson issued a joint statement after their meeting on July 1, reiterating their support for freedom of navigation and freedom of overflight in the South China Sea, emphasizing the importance of security and stability in the Taiwan Strait, and encouraging peace through dialogue. Solve cross-strait issues.
Johnson and Ardern have discussed how the two countries can work together to tackle global challenges, according to the UK government website.
In addition to the Taiwan Strait and South China Sea, the joint statement added, "We reiterate our grave concern over the erosion of rights and freedoms in Hong Kong and human rights violations in Xinjiang."
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