The United Kingdom looks forward to continuing its close association with Turkey following the result of the elections yesterday and we will continue to work very closely with them as we have done since the day of the attempted coup.
Today the top topic I think really is Yemen. I’ve been going to Yemen for 30 years and we need to see a proper political solution there, which restores government throughout the country and finds a way of putting an end to this dreadful conflict, which is causing so much humanitarian pain.
And the other topic is Venezuela where what we are seeing is economic collapse caused by the government itself. This is avoidable. And the region and we all need to work very closely together to try and restore economic success and stability in Venezuela, before it causes even more misery and mayhem.
Sir Alan Duncan’s remarks to media