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Ambassador Johnson on Trade Deal with U.S.

3 November, 2020 | Ambassador

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 ...
Jersey harbour at low tide and castle

Ambassador Johnson visits the island of Jersey

10 October, 2020 | Ambassador

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 Jersey.  On ...
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The Mayflower Spirit Lives On

16 September, 2020 | Ambassador, News, U.S. & United Kingdom

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 ...
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An Open Letter to the British People from Ambassador Robert Wood Johnson

5 June, 2020 | Ambassador, News

British friends, The U.S. Embassy in London is united with the British public in grief over the tragic death of Mr. George Floyd, which deserves universal condemnation.  We offer our deepest condolences to the Floyd family.   His death is a reminder that as a nation we must do more to fight racism and injustice. America ...
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Resisting China’s Aggression in the South China Sea

2 June, 2020 | Ambassador, News

For more than seven decades, the United States-United Kingdom Special Relationship has been a cornerstone of global peace and security. Our alliance is steeped in shared values of openness and the rule of law, including a firm commitment to freedom of the seas. London and Washington have long championed a maritime order based on international ...
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Britain and America rebuilt a world in ruins… and together we’ll do it again

7 May, 2020 | Ambassador, News, U.S. & United Kingdom

This op-ed by Ambassador Johnson appeared in the May 07, 2020 edition of The Sun newspaper . AMBASSADOR JOHNSON:  Seventy-five years ago, the streets of Britain and America were filled with war-weary citizens celebrating the end of the long and terrible conflict in Europe. Sadly, we cannot hold street parties this year, but coronavirus will not stop us coming together in our homes and on our ...

It’s a team effort in our collective fight against COVID-19

12 April, 2020 | Ambassador

As our nations rally together in the global fight against COVID-19, it has been inspirational to witness the collective spirit of the American and British people.   As our nations rally together in the global fight against COVID-19, it has been inspirational to witness the collective spirit of the American and British people. I feel ...
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Ambassador Johnson’s letter to the British People

3 April, 2020 | Ambassador

British friends, I am writing this letter on behalf of all Americans living in this great country. I know I speak for our entire community when I say that it has been an honor to witness the British people heroically pulling together against the COVID-19 pandemic. History has shown us again and again that when ...
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Ambassador Johnson letter to the Sunday Times

24 January, 2020 | Ambassador

With all respect to Lord Rooker, given differences in how our two countries report on food borne illnesses and then analyze the data, it is challenging to directly compare numbers.  These differences mean we are often in effect comparing apples to oranges and as result, I do not agree with his interpretation. The World Health ...

America is committed to NATO and NATO must be United Against Russia and China

1 December, 2019 | Ambassador

Ambassador Robert Wood Johnson December 01, 2019   Seventy years ago, on a spring day in April 1949, the representatives of twelve fiercely independent Western democracies met in Washington DC to found the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. In the course of a single generation, two European wars had claimed the lives of an estimated 125 ...
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Ambassador Johnson Visits London Heathrow Airport

16 July, 2019 | Ambassador, U.S. & United Kingdom

On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, Ambassador Johnson visited Terminal 2  at London’s Heathrow International Airport to see the unparalleled security cooperation between the U.S. and UK in action at Europe’s busiest airport. The Ambassador was given a demonstration of the hand luggage scanners at a security checkpoint (left). Addressing the staff, Ambassador Johnson said: “Last ...

Think Big – Ambassador Johnson at the Center for Policy Studies’ Margaret Thatcher Conference

25 June, 2019 | Ambassador, U.S. & United Kingdom

U.S. Embassy London Press Office June 25, 2019   Ambassador Johnson delivered a keynote speech at the Center for Policy Studies’ Margaret Thatcher Conference on Britain and America. [As prepared for delivery] AMBASSADOR JOHNSON:   Thank you Lord Strathclyde and thank you to the CPS. It’s great to close the Margaret Thatcher conference.  I met Margaret Thatcher ...
Ambassador Johnson at work under the watchful eye of the man who coined the phrase, the #SpecialRelationship

Don’t let the EU’s chicken scare stories stop Britain and America striking a magnificent trade deal

10 March, 2019 | Ambassador, U.S. & United Kingdom

Ambassador Johnson: “chlorinated chicken” is simply the EU’s way of blocking fair competition. Britain now has the opportunity to decide its own rules and priorities. This piece by Ambassador Johnson was originally published in  the Daily Mail on Sunday, March 10, 2019 . Today I will join the nation in enjoying probably the finest of all British institutions: the great Sunday roast. ...
Ambassador Johnson opens our panel discussion on Women in STEM fields, 07 March 2019

Ambassador Johnson Hosts Women In STEM Panel Discussion

8 March, 2019 | Ambassador, Fundamental Freedoms, Human Rights

For International Women’s Day Ambassador Johnson opened our #WomenInSTEM discussion speaking about the importance of encouraging more women into the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) sector and the value they add to the industry as a whole. Leading our panel debate were: Dr Sheila Kanani ( @SaturnSheila ), Sham Musthapha, Suzie Imber ( @SuzieImberSpace ),  Yasmina McCarty ( @YasminaMcCarty ), Merritt Moore ...
Ambassador Johnson delivers Thanksgiving Day remarks at St Paul's cathedral, November 22, 2018

Ambassador Johnson’s Thanksgiving Day Remarks 2018

23 November, 2018 | Ambassador, Art & Culture, Belfast, Edinburgh, U.S. & United Kingdom, U.S. Embassy London

AMBASSADOR JOHNSON:  Happy Thanksgiving everyone. It is a blessing for the American community to come together in this beautiful cathedral.  This cathedral is a profound symbol of our incredible bond with the United Kingdom. I saw that again last week on the 60th anniversary of the American memorial chapel. For 60 years, St Paul’s has honored the ...
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Stopping the Iranian Regime’s Abuses

20 November, 2018 | Ambassador

This article by Ambassador Johnson was first published 20 November 2018 on The Telegraph website (registration required) entitled: U.S. sanctions target conspiracy between Iran, Syria, and Russia to keep Assad regime in oil . Stopping the Iranian Regime’s Abuses The United Kingdom has been a global leader in our shared efforts to tackle some of the world’s most difficult challenges. This includes international efforts to eradicate ISIS and bring an ...
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Making a special bond even stronger

16 October, 2017 | Ambassador, U.S. & United Kingdom

Americans will always have a special bond with the people of Northern Ireland.   That is only natural. We have a long shared history. It was men and women from Northern Ireland who laid the very foundations of my country. Today millions of Americans proudly trace their family trees back to this region - Ambassador Johnson's ...
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