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Boris Johnson in New York holds “positive but frank” talks with Trump's son in law

Monday, January 9th 2017 - 10:29 UTC
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On Monday Boris Johnson will be in the capital, Washington D.C, to meet key congressional leaders. On Monday Boris Johnson will be in the capital, Washington D.C, to meet key congressional leaders.

UK foreign secretary has held “positive but frank” talks with some of Donald Trump's key advisers during a visit to New York, officials have said. Boris Johnson met Mr Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kuchner, and Steve Bannon, the US president-elect's strategist.

 It was the first formal face-to-face meeting between members of the incoming US administration and a UK minister. Officials said they discussed US foreign policy towards Syria, China and Russia.

On Monday Mr Johnson will be in the capital, Washington D.C, to meet key congressional leaders.

However, he will not meet his future opposite number Rex Tillerson. Protocol says that cannot happen until the businessman is confirmed as secretary of state.

Mr Johnson's visit comes hours after Mr Trump tweeted he is “very much” looking forward to meeting Theresa May in the spring.

He said that the prime minister, who has spoken to Mr Trump twice since the US election, would head to Washington to meet him after his inauguration.

He referred to Britain as a “long-time ally” and as “very special”

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  • DemonTree

    Hehe, you just admitted Britain is important.

    Jan 09th, 2017 - 01:47 pm +5
  • Brit Bob

    Boris needs to liaise with Trump's Defense Secretary Mattis and come up with an action plan to stop Spanish vessels obstructing UK & US navy warships entering Gibraltar. If the Spanish are still of the mind to believe that Gibraltar has no territorial waters just invite them to accompany the UK to the ICJ then await the reply....and wait...

    Gibraltar – Territorial Waters:-

    https://www.academia.edu/30105020/Gibraltar_Territorial_Waters

    Jan 09th, 2017 - 12:18 pm +3
  • ElaineB

    @ TTT

    Oh, come on, you have said many times that the U.K. is finished and insignificant.

    “I have though countless times reminded the many here who, on the other extreme, think Britain 2017 is some sort of High Seas 24-time zone Superpower”

    Who are the many here you are referring to?

    Jan 09th, 2017 - 03:53 pm +1
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