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Ambassador Johnson’s Farewell Statement

It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve as U.S. Ambassador to the UK. Before I return to the United States next week, I invite you to join me as I share my parting thoughts and memories of our Special Relationship. Ambassador Johnson’s Farewell Statement As delivered January 15, 2021 After four incredible…

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Statement from U.S. Ambassador to the UK, Robert Wood Johnson

Wednesday was a dark day for the United States. Like you, I watched the horrible scenes from Washington with profound concern and sadness. What happened at the Capitol does not represent who we are or what we stand for as Americans. Those who participated and engaged in criminal acts should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of our law. The United States Congress has certified the election, and Joe Biden will become the 46th President of the United States on January 20. I congratulate President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris and stand ready to do whatever is needed during this transition to ensure the U.S.-UK relationship remains the cornerstone of…

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Principal Officer Leandro Rizzuto – Hamilton/Bermuda, 2018-2020

Mr. Rizzuto is past Chairman of the Professional Beauty Association (PBA). He was Director of North American Beauty Events LLC from 2005-2018, the producer of Cosmoprof NA – Americas largest B2B Beauty Show – as well as the creator and publisher of “Style Source Magazine,” which became the global leader in beauty industry publications. For over 30 years he helped build his family’s business, Conair, into one of the largest private companies in the United States and introduced over 1,000 new products. At Conair, with offices in Asia, Europe, Australia, and Latin America, he was Senior Vice President for Professional Global Business Units. He increased sales from $25 million to…

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Peckham Rye Park Tree Planting Ceremony

U.S. Embassy, London December 15, 2020 171/20 @USAinUKPress   On Monday 14 December, Ambassador Robert Wood Johnson participated in a tree planting ceremony to support the revival of the American Garden in Peckham Rye Park. The United States Embassy has provided a grant to purchase ten American trees, that will be planted as part of the revival project. Ambassador Johnson and Harriet Harman QC MP jointly planted a “Green Mountain” sugar maple tree. Ambassador Robert Wood Johnson said: “The American Garden in Peckham Rye Park is a living symbol of the  Special Relationship.  The Embassy is very proud to be planting these American species of trees for everyone to enjoy.”  …

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DelicioUS! – A New Platform for all things American Food

U.S. Embassy, London November 24, 2020 163/20 @USAinUKPress   Berlin, November 19, 2020: DelicioUS! – United in Quality a new platform to connect American food and agricultural products with retail, hospitality and food enthusiasts across Europe launches today. DelicioUS! tells the story behind a variety of high-quality U.S. products available on the European market. It provides…

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A Thanksgiving Message from the Ambassador

This Thanksgiving message from U.S. Ambassador Robert Wood Johnson was publishing online on November 23, 2020 on The American. 2020 has been a tough year. The global pandemic has affected all of us, in one way or another. We have lost loved ones. We have missed funerals and weddings, birthdays and births, and now, perhaps, Thanksgiving too. And we have missed each other – our family, our friends, our co-workers. But it’s in the toughest moments that we find we have the most to be grateful for.  As Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth said earlier this year: “In testing times, we often observe that the best of the human spirit comes to the fore.” That is what the Thanksgiving story is…

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U.S. Letter Regarding Continued Detention of Megrahi

26 July 2010 The July 25 Sunday Times article, “Revealed: US double-talk on Lockerbie,” included leaked excerpts of the August 12, 2009 letter from U.S. Embassy Chargé Richard LeBaron to Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond.  The article does not accurately reflect the strong and consistent opposition of the U.S. government to the release or transfer under any scenario of convicted PanAm 103 bomber Abdelbasset al-Megrahi.  We are therefore taking the exceptional step of releasing the full text of this letter and have informed British and Scottish authorities. The August 12 letter, following on prior communications with the UK and Scottish authorities, reiterated the strong and consistent opposition of the U.S.…

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Ambassador Johnson on Trade Deal with U.S.

Side by side, we are fighting Covid, protecting our way of life, and creating new jobs and opportunities together. That’s what our countries have been doing together for generations. That’s what we will continue to do, whatever the future brings and that’s what this special relationship is really all about. November 03, 2020 This article by Ambassador Johnson was published on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 in the Daily Express.   Today, the American people are heading to the polls to vote for the next President. As a diplomat, I’ll leave it to the pundits to try to predict the results. But there is one thing I can say with absolute…

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Ambassador Johnson visits the island of Jersey

On October 8-11, 2019, Ambassador Johnson visited the Channel Island of Jersey.  At the beginning of the trip, Ambassador Johnson said: “Terrific to visit the namesake of my home state, New Jersey. An island rich in history, and very forward thinking.” During World War II, 16 American sailors gave their lives off the coast of…

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