The UK and US: "No commercial relationship more important to Britain"

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The Foreign Secretary William Hague gave a speech to the British American Business International Advisory Board at the New York Stock Exchange.

In the speech the Foreign Secretary explained the importance of the commercial relationship between Britain and the US.

“Our commercial relationship supports jobs, helps create growth and adds value to both our economies - as well as helping the global economy battle its way out of recession”

He described an “extraordinary level of personal connection” that makes the relationship between the UK and US irreplaceable - “quite apart from our like-mindedness in international affairs, our shared military sacrifices and our essential defence and intelligence cooperation. We are part of each other’s success. We have immense reserves of goodwill towards each other and a unique sense of shared interests and values.”

The Foreign Secretary confirmed that the “British Government is determined to do all it can to help trade thrive between Britain and America”