Funding allocations are part of the UK’s overall £127 million of humanitarian support to Ukraine and the region in 2023 to 2024, as announced at the Ukraine Recovery Conference in June…reports Asian Lite News
UK Foreign Secretary David Cameron will travel to the US today to reaffirm both the strength of London’s relationship with Washington and its unwavering support for Ukraine fight against Russia.
He will also discuss the Middle East, getting humanitarian aid to those affected by the conflict in Gaza and how the UK and US can work towards enabling a long-term two-state solution which allows both Israelis and Palestinians to live together in peace, the UK Foreign Office said in a statement.
“The UK and the US are deeply bound by a shared mission to defend the values that provide security and prosperity for us all,” Cameron said. “That is why we remain unwavering in our support of Ukraine. If we allow Putin’s aggression to succeed, it will embolden those who challenge democracy and threaten our way of life. We cannot let them prevail.”
He added: “We also stand united in the Middle East, working together to ensure long-term security and stability in the region, and in responding to the challenges posed by China.”
In his first visit to Washington as Foreign Secretary, David Cameron will discuss how the enduring partnership between the UK and US is delivering security and prosperity on both sides of the Atlantic and upholding democratic values where they are threatened around the world.
“It comes as the UK will target military suppliers who are propping up Putin’s war machine through a series of sanctions. Foreign suppliers exporting equipment and parts to Russia are among dozens of individuals and groups to be sanctioned to starve Putin of the resources he needs for his illegal war in Ukraine,” a statement read.
Ahead of the visit, Cameron has announced a new winter humanitarian response package of £29 million for Ukraine and will bolster support with a further £7.75 million for humanitarian activities that will focus on the needs of the most vulnerable in Ukraine, such as women, girls, older people and people with disabilities.
Funding allocations are part of the UK’s overall £127 million of humanitarian support to Ukraine and the region in 2023 to 2024, as announced at the Ukraine Recovery Conference in June.
Cameron will hold an intensive round of diplomatic talks with his us counterpart Antony Blinken to reaffirm international cooperation and support for the Ukrainian people as they approach two years of battling Russian forces.
While in Washington, he will also meet key Congressional figures on both sides of the House.
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