The United Kingdom is vowing to expand its role in the Pacific in a push for “free speech and democracy” alongside other Commonwealth nations at a time of growing concern over China’s influence in the region.
- David Crowe
- The Sydney Morning Herald
The ambitions not only include new diplomatic posts and aid funding but the idea of encouraging commercial projects and possibly infrastructure funding.
Britain’s Minister of State for the Commonwealth, Lord Tariq Ahmad, said the UK’s departure from the European Union would give it more scope to pursue its own aid funding and other policies in regions like the…