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President Obama to Visit UK

President Obama to Visit UK

Office of the Press Secretary

17 February 2011

From White House Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney:

.... the White House is pleased to confirm that President and Mrs. Obama have accepted the invitation of Her Majesty the Queen, and will travel to the United Kingdom for a state visit on May 24-26 of this year.  This trip will be President Obama’s first European state visit, a sign of the strength of the special relationship between our two countries, and of the United States’ enduring commitment to its European and NATO allies and partners.

Further details of the trip will be made available at a later time.

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U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s Louis Susman said, “This will be a wonderful occasion to reaffirm our unique and deeply productive alliance with the United Kingdom, as well as an opportunity to celebrate the close ties between our two peoples.”

Buckingham Palace Press Release