UK PM had “frank” conversation with Chinese President, according to Downing Street

Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister

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# 25 March 2022 19:37 (UTC +04:00)

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson held a “frank” conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday, according to the prime minister’s spokesperson, APA reports citing CNN.

The two leaders discussed “a range of issues of mutual interest, including the situation in Ukraine,” in what Johnson’s spokesperson called “a frank and candid conversation lasting almost an hour.”

They agreed to speak again soon, the spokesperson said.

Xi told Johnson that his country would play a "constructive role" in returning peace to Ukraine, according to a readout published by state media outlet Xinhua.

“Xi expounded China's principled position on Ukraine issue, stressing that the international community should truly promote peace talks, create conditions for the political settlement of the Ukrainian issue and push for Ukraine's return to peace at an early date. China will continue to play a constructive role in this regard,” according to the Xinhua article.