Visits of Secretaries of State to the United Kingdom

Welcome to the State Department, Secretary Mike Pompeo.
Welcome to the State Department, Secretary Mike Pompeo.

Shown below are visits by U.S. Secretaries of State to the United Kingdom.   Full details of the Secretary of State’s current and upcoming travels are always posted on the Department’s website.

For visits prior to 2000 see Visits of Secretaries of State to the United Kingdom 1900-2000.

Past Visits by Secretaries of State to the United Kingdom

 

May 08-09, 2019
Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Rovaniemi, Berlin, London, and Nuuk
On 9th May 2019 Secretary Pompeo traveled to London to meet with Prime Minister Theresa May and Foreign Secretary Hunt to discuss shared global priorities. He also give a speech on the U.S.‑UK Special Relationship.

May 08, 2019
Secretary Pompeo
On 9th May 2019 Secretary Pompeo will travel to London to meet with Prime Minister Theresa May and Foreign Secretary Hunt to discuss shared global priorities. He will also give a speech on the U.S.‑UK Special Relationship.

21 January 2018
Rex Tillerson
Secretary Tillerson to Travel to London, Paris, Davos, and Warsaw   On January 21, Secretary Tillerson arrived in London, where he met with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and National Security Advisor Mark Sedwill to discuss our cooperation on issues of mutual concern around the world, including Iran, Syria, Libya, the DPRK and Ukraine.
Secretary Tillerson also met UK Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street on January 22 to discuss the continuing depth and breadth of the special relationship. They agreed on the importance of the international community coming together to counter Iran’s destabilising regional activity, and the Prime Minister reiterated the UK’s commitment to the Iran nuclear deal.

26 May 2017
Rex Tillerson
Secretary Tillerson made his first official visit to London on Friday, 26 May 2017 to meet with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and convey condolences for the May 22 terrorist attack in Manchester on behalf of the American people to the British people and Her Majesty’s Government.

2016

15 October 2016
John Forbes Kerry
Secretary Kerry traveled to London, United Kingdom, on January 16 where he met with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. They discussed the situation in Syria and other global and regional issues.

31 October 2016
John Forbes Kerry
Secretary Kerry travel to Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Secretary Kerry visited London, U.K., on 31 October 2016 to meet with international counterparts for a discussion about the situation in Libya and ways to improve support for the Government of National Accord. While in London, he will also accept two awards: the Benjamin Franklin House Medal for Leadership and the Chatham House Prize.
The Chatham House Prize is given to a statesperson for significant contributions to the improvement of international relations. Secretary Kerry was named the 2016 recipient jointly with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. The Benjamin Franklin House Medal for Leadership is being given to Secretary Kerry for his lasting contributions to diplomacy, public service, and human rights. The Medal recognizes those individuals who follow in Benjamin Franklin’s footsteps by exemplifying great vision, cross-cultural understanding, effectiveness, and intellectual rigor. The Secretary will also meet with London Mayor Sadiq Khan and, together with the Mayor, will engage in a discussion with London youth on current issues, including climate change and countering violent extremism.

16-17 October 2016
John Forbes Kerry
Secretary Kerry traveled to London, United Kingdom, on October 16.
The Secretary met with key regional and international partners in London to discuss a multilateral approach to resolving the crisis in Syria, including a sustained cessation of violence and the resumption of humanitarian aid deliveries.

18 – 20 September 2015
John Forbes Kerry
Secretary of State John Kerry will visit London, United Kingdom, from September 18 – 20 to meet with UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond for discussion of bilateral and global issues, including the ongoing crisis in Syria and refugee situation.

18-19 July 2016
John Forbes Kerry
Secretary Kerry traveled  to London, U.K., July 18–19, where he attended multilateral meetings on Yemen and Syria.

25-27 June 2016
John Forbes Kerry
Secretary Kerry traveled to London, United Kingdom, on June 27 to meet with UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond. The Secretary and the Foreign Secretary discussed the UK’s referendum on EU membership and other important global issues, including Syria and the fight against ISIL.

10 – 12 May 2016
John Forbes Kerry
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited the UK  10-12 May to attend an anti-corruption summit. He also visited Oxford University Union and met with his UK counterpart, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond.

01 February 2016
John Forbes Kerry
Secretary of State John Kerry visited London, United Kingdom, on 01 February, 2016, to attend the Syrian Donors Conference.

14 – 16 January 2016
John Forbes Kerry
Secretary of State John Kerry visited London, United Kingdom, from 14-16 January 14-16, 2016, for a meeting with Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London (photos on Flickr). Secretary Kerry also met first- and second-tour State Department employees during a visit to the U.S. Embassy London (photos on Flickr).

18 – 20 September 2015
John Forbes Kerry
Secretary of State John Kerry visited London, United Kingdom, from September 18 – 20 to meet with UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond for discussion of bilateral and global issues, including the ongoing crisis in Syria and refugee situation.

21 March 2015
John Forbes Kerry
Secretary Kerry met with the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany and the United Kingdom and EU High Representative in London in order to continue the discussion on nuclear negotiations with Iran.

26 February 2015
John Forbes Kerry
Secretary Kerry traveled to Geneva, Montreux, Riyadh, and London.

21 February 2015
John Forbes Kerry
Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to London, UK, to meet with UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond on February 21 to discuss bilateral and global issues.

22 January 2015
John Forbes Kerry
Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to London, U.K. on January 22 to consult with the United Kingdom and other Counter-ISIL Coalition partners on our shared efforts to degrade and defeat ISIL. While in London Secretary Kerry will also hold a bilateral discussion with Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond.
Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry’s Upcoming Travel to London and Davos
Photos from the trip

15-17 December 2014
John Forbes Kerry
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat ahead of the likely introduction of a draft U.N. Security Council resolution that would set a deadline for Israel’s withdrawal from Palestinian territories.  The talks in London followed Kerry’s multi-stop effort Monday to assess the situation, which included talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Rome and the foreign ministers of France, Britain and Germany in Paris.

04-05 December 2014
John Forbes Kerry
Press Statement: Secretary Kerry travels to Belgium, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, 01-05 December 2014    “On December 4th, the Secretary will then travel to London, United Kingdom, to deliver remarks at the London Conference on Afghanistan, a platform for the government of Afghanistan to set out its vision for reform and for the international community to demonstrate enduring support for Afghanistan.”

18-19 November 2014
John Forbes Kerry
Secretary Kerry will travel to London, United Kingdom on Monday, November 17th for consultations with his European counterparts and to brief government officials from the Middle East on the ongoing EU/P5+1 negotiations with Iran.
See also: Secretary Kerry’s Remarks With U.K. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond Before Their Bilateral Meeting.

4-5 September 2014
John Forbes Kerry
Travel to Newport, South Wales, United Kingdom to participate in the 2014 Summit meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).   While in Wales, Secretary Kerry met with several foreign counterparts to discuss regional issues including the United States’ ongoing efforts to support the Iraqi government and the threats posed by ISIL, as well as attend meetings with President Obama.

13 June 2014
John Forbes Kerry
London
On June 13, Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to London, United Kingdom to participate in the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict (via gov.uk) chaired by U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague and Special Envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Angelina Jolie.

14 May 2014
John Forbes Kerry
London
Secretary Kerry travelled travel to London, UK, on 15 May where he participated in a UK-hosted meeting of the core group of the Friends of Syrian People, also known as the “London 11.” See: Secretary Kerry’s Press Availability after meeting in London.

14 March 2014
John Forbes Kerry
London
Secretary Kerry travelled to London on 14 March to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to discuss the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.  See also: Background Briefing on Secretary Kerry’s Trip to London.

24-25 November 2013
John Forbes Kerry
London
Secretary Kerry met with UK Foreign Secretary William Hague and Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan.

22 October 2013
John Forbes Kerry

London
Secretary Kerry attended the London 11 ministerial meeting with key international partners and Syrian Coalition leadership to review progress towards convening the Geneva Conference on Syria.

13 October 2013
John Forbes Kerry
London
Secretary Kerry met UN Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi about the Geneva conference for peace in Syria.

08-09 September 2013
John Forbes Kerry

London
Secretary Kerry met with UK Foreign Secretary Hague and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to discuss a range of issues including the ongoing, direct, final status negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians.

02 August 2013
John Forbes Kerry

London
Secretary Kerry met with UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed and visited the U.S. Embassy in London where he announced visa changes for same-sex couples.

10 – 11 April 2013
John Forbes Kerry

London
Secretary Kerry attended the G-8 Foreign Ministers Meetings and had some bilateral meetings…read more.

25 February 2013
John Forbes Kerry
London
Secretary Kerry met UK  Prime Minister David Cameron and UK Foreign Secretary William Hague.  He also visited visited Parliament and No 10 Downing Street (photos on Flickr).

7 December 2012
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Belfast
Met with First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.

23 – 24 February 2012
Hillary Rodham Clinton
London
Attended the London Conference on Somalia.

23 – 25 May 2011
Hillary Rodham Clinton
London
Secretary Clinton accompanied President Obama on his State Visit to the United Kingdom.

29 March 2011
Hillary Rodham Clinton
London
Attended the International Conference on the Libyan Crisis (announcement)

2010

26-28 January 2010
Hillary Rodham Clinton

London
Secretary Clinton attended a ministerial meeting on Yemen on January 27 and the International Conference on Afghanistan on January 28…. read more.

October 09-12 2009
Hillary Rodham Clinton
London
Met with Prime Minister Brown and Foreign Secretary Milliband. In Belfast emphasized the U.S. commitment to the joint economic prosperity of Northern Ireland and the United States and met with First Minister Robinson and Deputy First Minister McGuinness.

1-3 May 2008
Condoleezza Rice
London
Meeting with the UN Quartet and a P5+1 meeting on Iran and discuss Kosovo. Met separately with Foreign Secretary Milliband and Quartet Envoy Tony Blair.

06 February 2008
Condoleezza Rice
London
Participated in bilateral meetings with senior British officials, including Foreign Secretary David Miliband.

18-19 October 2007
Condoleezza Rice
London
Met with Jordan’s King Abdullah.

16-17 February 2007
Condoleezza Rice
RAF Mildenhall
Refuelling stop

18-19 January 2007
Condoleezza Rice
London
Met with Prime Minister Tony Blair for talks and had dinner with Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett.

06 -07 October 2006
Condoleezza Rice
Chequers
Met Prime Minister Tony Blair for talks.

27 June 2006
Condoleezza Rice
Prestwick, Scotland
Refuelling stop

03 – 04 April 2006
Condoleezza Rice
London
Met for talks with Prime Minister Tony Blair.

30 March 30 – 01 April  2006
Condoleezza Rice
Liverpool, Blackburn
Visited the constituency of Foreign Secretary Jack Straw.

29 – 31 January 2006
Condoleezza Rice
London
Led the U.S. delegation at the London Conference on Afghanistan. Also had a meeting of the Middle East Quartet and a dinner with ministers from the EU-3 countries.

October 15 – 16, 2005
Condoleezza Rice
London, Chequers
Met Prime Minister Tony Blair for talks over Iran and Iraq.

June 22 – 23, 2005
Condoleezza Rice
London
Participated in a Ministerial Meeting of the G-8 in preparation for the July G-8 Summit.

February 28- March 2, 2005
Condoleezza Rice
London
Participated in the London Meeting Supporting the Palestinian Authority.

February 3 – 4, 2005
Condoleezza Rice
London
Met with Prime Minister Tony Blair and Foreign Secretary Jack Straw.

November 18-20, 2003
Colin L. Powell
London
Accompanied President Bush on a State Visit.

April 7-8, 2003
Colin L. Powell
Belfast, Hillsborough (Northern Ireland)
Accompanied President Bush to meetings with Prime Minister Blair and with Irish Prime Minister Ahern and Northern Irish political leaders.

December 11, 2001
Colin L. Powell
London
Met with Prime Minister Blair and Foreign Minister Straw.
Remarks with British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Downing Street, London, United Kingdom.