Washington, 10 March 2022 (TDI): Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom, Liz Truss begins an intensive round of diplomatic talks in the US as countries around the world continue to hold the Putin regime to account for invading Ukraine.
Foreign Secretary is visiting the US for talks to deepen diplomatic, intelligence, and security ties between the UK and US. The two are working side by side in the face of Russian aggression.
During her visit, she met the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken. The two agreed on more action against Russia for the invasion of Ukraine. Also, they discussed ways to reduce dependency on Russian oil & gas.
Met @SecBlinken and agreed more action is needed to hold Putin to account for his barbaric invasion of Ukraine.
We must reduce dependency on Russian oil & gas, isolate Russia internationally, and keep supporting Ukraine 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 🇺🇦 pic.twitter.com/vqoz8TLTu5
— Liz Truss (@trussliz) March 9, 2022
Whilst there, she will also meet the US’ National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan to coordinate further support for Ukraine and crippling economic consequences for Russia.
Foreign Secretary Liz also called on Nancy Pelosi, the US’ Speaker of the House. The agenda of the diplomatic engagement was to deliberate upon the importance of deterring Russia, as well as reducing strategic oil & gas dependence.
Spoke with @SpeakerPelosi about the importance of deterring Russia, reducing strategic oil & gas dependence, and building closer alliances to stand up to authoritarian regimes. We stand with Ukraine 🇺🇦 pic.twitter.com/6V3Kbri34r
— Liz Truss (@trussliz) March 10, 2022
In Washington DC, she will meet Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan to discuss what more the UK and US can do to support Ukraine on security, intelligence, and humanitarian issues.
Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss said: “The UK, US, and our allies have shown remarkable strength and unity in supporting Ukraine and imposing severe sanctions on Russia. We need to maintain that unity and do more to ensure Putin fails in Ukraine”.
The Foreign Secretary’s visit to the US follows an intensive week of diplomacy in Europe. She spoke at the Human Rights Council in Geneva, met Baltic allies in Lithuania.
Moreover, she also attended the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels along with meeting NATO allies. In addition, the Foreign Secretary of the UK also held talks with her G7 counterparts.