Foreign Secretary visits Washington DC to reaffirm sustained UK-US support for Ukraine

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Foreign Secretary James Cleverly. Picture by Simon Dawson / No 10 Downing Street. Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License.

The Foreign Secretary is in Washington DC for meetings with the Biden Administration and the US Congress, to discuss the US and UK’s long-term commitment to Ukraine.

James Cleverly will stress the importance of a continued, united international front for ensuring a Ukrainian victory.

Beyond Ukraine, the Foreign Secretary will use his meetings to encourage the $1 trillion bilateral investment relationship between the UK and US, which is driving economic growth in both countries. He will stress the need for the UK and US, as likeminded democracies, to make their economies more resilient and protect livelihoods on both sides of the Atlantic in a more geopolitically contested world.

Foreign Secretary, James Cleverly, said:

For well over a century the UK and US have been partners of first resort in standing up for freedom and democracy.

Whether it’s standing up for our friends in Ukraine, or promoting transatlantic prosperity through our $1tn investment relationship, the UK-US relationship continues to make life better for our people and the world.

Today (Tuesday) James Cleverly will meet Secretary of State Antony Blinken and on Wednesday he will hold talks with leading Republican and Democrat members of Congress.

The UK’s efforts to push for a Ukrainian victory and boost economic security are supporting the government’s priorities of bringing down the cost of living, by tackling inflation and creating more opportunities for growth.

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