The heads of departments confirmed the importance of special relations between Washington and London.
The US and the UK Finance Ministers Steven Mnuchin and Philip Hammond discussed at a meeting in London the importance of maintaining the sanctions regime, as well as the process of the United Kingdom’s exit from the EU. This was reported in a statement issued on Wednesday by the press service of the US Treasury.
“The Ministers reaffirmed the importance of the long-standing special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom, discussed the ongoing Brexit process, and talked about the need for consensus-based approaches to international taxation. Ministers Mnuchin and Hammond also discussed the importance of maintaining long-term economic pressure on the organizations included in the sanctions lists, and other current security issues of interest to both sides,” the press service said.
Mnuchin was in London as part of the US delegation along with US President Donald Trump, who arrived on Monday in the UK on a three-day state visit. On Wednesday, Trump went from the UK to Ireland, and on Thursday will arrive in Normandy for celebrations on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the allied landing.