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Politicians Talk – Monday 06/06/2022

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FRANCE

Bruno Le Maire – French Finance Minister

France is in talks with the United Arab Emirates to replace oil purchases after the European Union imposed a ban on crude imported from Russia, according to French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire. “We are conducting discussions with the United Arab Emirates”, Le Maire told Europe 1 radio.

UK

Liz Truss – British Foreign Minister

Truss stated on Monday that she supports British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a confidence vote to be held Monday among his Conservative Party lawmakers. “The Prime Minister has my 100% backing in today’s vote, and I strongly encourage colleagues to support him,” she said  on Twitter.

JAPAN

Nobuo Kishi – Japanese Defense Minister

Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi told a news a news briefing on Sunday that the earlier North Korean multiple missile launch “cannot be tolerated”. North Korea fired eight short-range ballistic missiles towards the sea off its east coast on Sunday, according to South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff.