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The Foreign Secretary spoke about the “huge opportunity” the Arab Spring presents, and what independent institutions and political freedom could mean for the people of the region.
Referring to the UK’s role, he said:
“The United Kingdom and its allies will stay at the forefront of these events, working to ensure what is happening in the Middle East will become one of the greatest advances in modern history rather than a change which collapses back into greater authoritarianism or violence.
“We will continue to focus unrelentingly on the changes in the Middle East and North Africa.”