Washington DC, 10 September 2022 (TDI): The US Secretary of State, Antoney Blinken spoke with Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom James Cleverly.

He highlighted the importance of continued close U.S.-UK cooperation on
the full scope of bilateral priorities. Furthermore, He congratulated James Cleverly on acquiring his new role as Foreign Secretary.

He also stressed that his thoughts are with the British people at such a difficult moment, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

James Cleverly was appointed Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Affairs of the UK on 6 September 2022.

The UK-US Relations

The United Kingdom is the closest ally to the United States. Following the conclusion of the American Revolution in 1783, the UK formally acknowledged American independence. Diplomatic relations between both countries were established in 1785.

Over the decades, the United States and the United Kingdom have remained consistent allies. The relationship between both states is the basis of mutual prosperity and safety.

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The UK and US have a long and special relationship based on shared ideals of open government, free speech, and open markets.

Consequently, the relations are bolstered by cooperation on political, security, and economic concerns. The relationship is reinforced by close linguistic, historical, and cultural ties.

Both states work together on political affairs, including trade, finance, technology, education, arts, and sciences.

Both nations work closely with other European partners to combat terrorism, prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and assure regional security.

The United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom signed the AUKUS security partnership pact in September 2021. The agreement significantly strengthens security cooperation among allies.

The UK and US are close allies in NATO and permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. The UK and US partner to promote democracy, global security, and peacekeeping.