To the surprise of some unsuspecting tourists, #SecKerry & #UK Foreign Secretary William Hague took a walk through central #London today to stretch their legs after a series of ministerial meetings. #WestminsterAbbey #specialrelationship

To the surprise of some unsuspecting tourists, #SecKerry & #UK Foreign Secretary William Hague took a walk through central #London today to stretch their legs after a series of ministerial meetings. #WestminsterAbbey #specialrelationship

Yesterday, on the anniversary of his first trip as Secretary of State, Secretary Kerry hosted United Kingdom Foreign Secretary William Hague at the Department of State for a working lunch.

Yesterday, on the anniversary of his first trip as Secretary of State, Secretary Kerry hosted United Kingdom Foreign Secretary William Hague at the Department of State for a working lunch.

ukinusa:

Foreign Secretary William Hague and US Secretary of State John Kerry will host a discussion on ending and preventing sexual violence in conflict situations on 25 February at 1:45 pm EST, at the US Department of State.
The event will be streamed live on www.state.gov and will be tweeted live from @UKinUSA and @StateDeptLIVE using #TimetoAct and #GBV.
Zainab Hawa Bangura, UN Special Representative of the Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, and Catherine Russell, US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, will also participate in the discussion.
The discussion will be moderated by Katherine Weymouth, Chief Executive Officer and Publisher of The Washington Post. 
It will focus on the United States, United Nations, and United Kingdom’s joint efforts to prevent and respond to sexual violence in conflict situations and ongoing efforts to protect and empower vulnerable populations during conflict and humanitarian emergencies.
Learn more ›

ukinusa:

Foreign Secretary William Hague and US Secretary of State John Kerry will host a discussion on ending and preventing sexual violence in conflict situations on 25 February at 1:45 pm EST, at the US Department of State.

The event will be streamed live on www.state.gov and will be tweeted live from @UKinUSA and @StateDeptLIVE using #TimetoAct and #GBV.

Zainab Hawa Bangura, UN Special Representative of the Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, and Catherine Russell, US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, will also participate in the discussion.

The discussion will be moderated by Katherine Weymouth, Chief Executive Officer and Publisher of The Washington Post. 

It will focus on the United States, United Nations, and United Kingdom’s joint efforts to prevent and respond to sexual violence in conflict situations and ongoing efforts to protect and empower vulnerable populations during conflict and humanitarian emergencies.

Learn more ›

The G-8 Summit in Lough Erne

 
Today, President Obama is in Northern Ireland for the G-8 Summit in Lough Erne, his fifth G-8 since taking office.

Following his remarks in Belfast yesterday, he held a number of meetings with world leaders ahead of the G-8, including a visit with U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and a meeting with EU leaders on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. MORE

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague address reporters after their bilateral meeting at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on June 12, 2013. A text transcript can be found at http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2013/06/210583.htm

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with United Kingdom Foreign Secretary William Hague at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on June 12, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with UK Foreign Secretary William Hague at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, United Kingdom, April 10, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with UK Foreign Secretary William Hague at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, United Kingdom, April 10, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

First Stop: London

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, House of Commons Speaker John Bercow, and UK Foreign Secretary William Hague tour the House of Commons chamber at UK Parliament in London, United Kingdom, February 25, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

About the Author: Karen Maxfield serves in the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in London, United Kingdom.

On Sunday night, John Kerry arrived in London to begin his first overseas visit as Secretary of State, and we could not have been more pleased to welcome him to the United Kingdom for the inaugural leg of his journey. As he said in a press conference, it is no accident “the remarkable partner that is the United Kingdom” was selected as his first stop. This enthusiasm was shared by UK Foreign Secretary William Hague, who tweeted a warm greeting to Secretary Kerry in honor of the “special” bilateral relationship.

The Secretary began the day by participating in a working breakfast with British Prime Minister David Cameron at Number 10 Downing Street, where the pair discussed U.S.-EU trade negotiations.… more »

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks with United Kingdom Foreign Secretary William Hague in London, United Kingdom on February 25, 2013. A text transcript can be found at http://www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2013/02/205156.htm

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, and UK Foreign Secretary William Hague visit the House of Commons at UK Parliament in London, United Kingdom, February 25, 2013. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]