February 12, 2015 / 8:01 AM / 3 years ago

France's foreign minister cancels London visit due to Ukraine talks

PARIS (Reuters) - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has cancelled a meeting with his British counterpart in London scheduled for Thursday, the ministry said in a statement.

Fabius and Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian were due to meet their British counterparts for a mini-summit to discuss bilateral ties between the two allies.

Fabius said he would update British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond on the Ukraine talks later in the day.

Reporting By John Irish; editing by James Regan

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