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UK's Hunt believes UAE working hard to resolve case of jailed academic

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt hold a joint press conference after their meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin, Germany on 23 July, 2018 [Abdülhamid Hoşbaş/Anadolu Agency]
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt hold a joint press conference after their meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin, Germany on 23 July, 2018 [Abdülhamid Hoşbaş/Anadolu Agency]

Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he had held constructive talks with his UAE counterpart about the jailing of British academic Matthew Hedges on spying charges and believed he was working hard to resolve the situation, Reuters reports.

"I've just had a constructive conversation with UAE FM (Foreign Minister) Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed," Hunt said on Twitter on Thursday.

"I believe and trust he's working hard to resolve the situation ASAP."

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