China calls for Red Sea attacks on civilian ships to end

FILE PHOTO: Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi in Jakarta

BEIJING (Reuters) - China called for attacks on civilian ships in the Red Sea to end and for safe navigation there, when China Foreign Minister Wang Yi met his Yemen counterpart in Beijing on Tuesday.

Wang said China is ready to continue to play a constructive role in the matter, according to a foreign ministry statement.

(Reporting by Liz Lee and Ethan Wang; Editing by Tom Hogue)