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The United Arab Emirates has released a statement supporting China and calling on the United States to stop “provocative visits” to Taiwan.

Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan

In a statement released by the ministry of foreign affairs, the UAE said it “affirms its support for China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity as well as the importance of respecting the “One China” principle, while calling for adherence to relevant United Nations resolutions.” The ministry added that it was concerned over the impact of any “provocative visits” to the region by the United States and pleaded for international peace.

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The remarks from the UAE’s foreign ministry comes one day after the United States approved a weapons sale to the country valued at roughly $2.25 billion. The weapons sale will provide 96 THAAD missiles and support equipment for the US-made weapon systems. More on that story is available here


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