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Boris Johnson meets Trump advisers
To build UK-US relations post Brexit
January 10, 2017: In an attempt to build ties with the incoming US administration, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson met some of Donald Trump’s top advisers as Britain looks to build ties after it moves away from the European Union.
Johnson met with Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon, the US president-elect's strategist. According to officials, they discussed US foreign policy towards Syria, China and Russia.
Johnson's visit comes hours after Trump tweeted he is ‘very much’ looking forward to meeting Theresa May in the spring.
Prime Minister Theresa May had previously stressed on the importance of building links with the new US administration as Britain seeks to expand trade and security cooperation after Brexit. “The special relationship we have with the United States is an important relationship in terms of security and stability around the world,” May said in an interview on Sky News. “The conversations I’ve had, I think we’re going to look to build on that relationship for the benefit of both the United States and the UK and I think that’s something that’s optimistic and positive for the UK for the future.”
Johnson is expected to meet House Speaker Paul Ryan and senators Mitch McConnell of Kentucky (Majority Leader), Bob Corker of Tennessee and Ben Cardin of Maryland in Washington.
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