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Press release: Foreign Secretary visits USA and Canada to galvanise global action on Ukraine for 2023

  • The Foreign Secretary’s remarks at Centre regarding Strategic and International Studies will begin at 14: 15 UK time 09: 15 DC time on Tuesday 17 January. They are offered to watch here.
  • Adam Cleverly to meet US Admin of State Antony Blinken, Canadian Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly and other senior govt figures.
  • During his trip to the US, the Foreign Admin will set out the UK’s foreign policy priorities in a live event at the Centre for Strategic & International Studies in Washington DC on Tuesday. On Wed he will lay a wreath at the US Army Arlington National Cemetery.

The UK, US and Canada have always each other’s backs when it counts, protecting the rules-based order for nearly eighty years. He can also discuss the UK’s ongoing efforts to accede to the Comprehensive and Intensifying Agreement for Trans-Pacific Relationship (CPTPP), and progress in the direction of a bilateral free business agreement. The extensive visit programme reflects the tremendous value the UK places upon its relationships with the ALL OF US and Canada, and underlines the UK’s role as being a steadfast ally, defence partner, and a great place to conduct business. Today we stand usa against Putin’s illegal battle, and we will continue to use our uniquely strong defence and safety ties to ensure that, in the end, the Ukrainian people will earn.

The International Secretary, James Cleverly, mentioned:

The UK has committed to match or go beyond funding for military help to Ukraine in 2023. Last year the UK provided £2. 3bn in military assistance that has already helped turn the tide in the battle and secure successive Ukrainian battlefield victories.

The Foreign Secretary will even give a joint press conference with Secretary Blinken following their bilateral meeting at 20: 30 UK time (15: 30 DC time) on Tuesday 17 The month of january. It will be available to watch right here

James Intelligently will hold an intensive round of diplomatic talks with US Admin of State Antony Blinken in Washington and Canadian Minister of Foreign Matters Mélanie Joly in Toronto, to encourage international cooperation and support for Ukraine as we approach the second calendar year of the conflict. The Foreign Secretary will talk about coordinated efforts to help Ukraine prevail over Russian hostility, as well as deepening our cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, and on cleverness, security and humanitarian issues. Foreign Secretary begins a visit to Washington DC and Toronto to deepen diplomatic, trade plus security ties and to keep up the fight against Putin’s illegal invasion Foreign Secretary James Cleverly begins his first zwei staaten betreffend visit in post in order to North America today (Tuesday seventeen January) to deepen diplomatic, trade, intelligence and safety ties and to stand against Putin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine.   In Europe on Wednesday, the International Secretary and Foreign Minister Joly will discuss closer coordination on sanctions, and will welcome Canada’s management in standing up against the arbitrary detention of foreign nationals for diplomatic ends. The Foreign Secretary will also raise Iran along with counterparts, after the UK briefly recalled its Ambassador in order to Iran and sanctioned Iran’s Prosecutor General, following the execution of British-Iranian national Alireza Akbari.

Notes to Editors

  • The Foreign Secretary will stress towards the two allies that now is the time to go further and faster in giving Ukraine the various tools to win the battle. He will underline that, using the right equipment, the Ukrainian people will prevail. This really is part of the Prime Minister’s dedication to accelerate the UK’s diplomatic and military assistance in the coming weeks inside a bid to push Russia further back and secure the lasting peace.
  • Following bilateral talks, the Foreign Secretary and Foreign Minister Joly can meet members of the Ukrainian diaspora. In Toronto he will also meet representatives of major Canadian pension money, as key investors into the UK.


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