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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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The Mayflower Spirit Lives On

We are taking a leap into the future and setting out to make history. Because in the United States and the UK, the Mayflower spirit lives on. The Mayflower Spirit Lives On By Ambassador Robert Wood Johnson September 16, 2020   This op-ed by Ambassador Johnson was printed in the Wednesday, September 15, 2020 edition of the The Western Morning News. Four hundred years ago, twenty-three English families boarded the Mayflower ship in Plymouth and set sail on a hazardous journey across the Atlantic to start a new life on a vast and unknown continent. It was a daring leap of faith which would change the course of history forever.…

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Britain and America must work together in the pursuit of liberty

This op-ed by Ambassador Johnson first appeared in the July 4th, 2020, edition of the Daily Telegraph. Earlier this week, President Trump and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II spoke by phone and reaffirmed the central importance of the Special Relationship in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. The term “Special Relationship” is worthy of reflection, particularly on this day which in 1776 marked the charting of a new course between our two nations. It is an enduring friendship built on the ideals that define both our countries — freedom, democracy, the rule of law, and human dignity. These values guarantee our shared prosperity and security, and make the Special Relationship a…

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A Trade Deal Between the U.S. and UK will Jumpstart Growth

For the first time in 50 years, the UK has the power to set its own trade agenda. There is so much more we can do together! This op-ed by Ambassador Johnson appeared in the June 12 issue of the the Daily Telegraph. A trade deal between the US and UK will jumpstart growth By Ambassador Robert Wood Johnson 11 June 2020 Daily Telegraph The unprecedented launch of virtual trade talks is a sign of how seriously both sides are taking this vital initiative The United States and Britain are close business partners. We invest over a trillion dollars in each other’s economies. We create over a million jobs in…

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