August 8, 2019
The UK’s foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, has praised U.S. President Donald Trump for his “warmth and enthusiasm for the UK-U.S. relationship” during a trip to Washington DC to discuss a post-Brexit bilateral trade deal.
Mr Raab is on a three-day trip to North America to “fire-up” trade, and in a statement said: “I was delighted to meet the president and the vice president on my first visit to Washington as Foreign Secretary.
“We appreciate the president’s warmth and enthusiasm for the UK-U.S. relationship.
“The UK looks forward to working with our American friends to reach a free trade deal that is good for both countries, and co-operating on the common security challenges we face.”
The foreign secretary met with his Canadian counterpart Chrystia Freeland in Toronto on Tuesday and is due to meet with other senior figures in the Trump administration including National Security Adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo before travelling to Mexico on Thursday.
This article was posted: Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 3:09 am