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View southwest at the new U.S. Embassy London in Nine Elms, across park.Photographer: Richard Bryant/arcaidimages.com
The American Embassy

In 2008 the Embassy purchased a site in the Nine Elms area of Wandsworth with construction starting in 2013. The U.S. flag was raised on the new Embassy building on January 12, 2018 & the new Embassy opened khổng lồ the public on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

The former U.S. Embassy Chancery building was located in Grosvenor Square.

History of the Special Relationship

The first, short-lived British colony in Virginia was organized in 1584, và permanent English settlement began in 1607. The United States declared its independence from Great Britain in 1776. The American Revolutionary War ended in 1783, with Great Britain recognizing U.S. independence. The two countries established diplomatic relations in 1785. The United States broke relations when it declared war on the United Kingdom during the War of 1812; relations were reestablished in 1815.

The United States has no closer ally than the United Kingdom, & British foreign policy emphasizes cthua coordination with the United States. Bilateral cooperation reflects the common language, ideals, và democratic practices of the two nations. Relations were strengthened by the United Kingdom’s alliance with the United States during both World Wars, in the Korean conflict, in the Persian Gulf War, in Operation Iraqi Freedom, & in Afghanischảy, as well as through its role as a founding thành viên of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The United Kingdom & the United States continually consult on foreign policy issues và global problems and mô tả major foreign and security policy objectives.

Regarding Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom, “Nationalist” & “Republican” groups seek a united Ireland that includes Northern Irelvà, while “Unionists” và “Loyalists” want Northern Ireland to remain part of the United Kingdom. U.S. priorities continue lớn be supporting the peace process và devolved political institutions in Northern Ireland và encouraging the implementation of the U.S.-brokered 1998 Belfast Agreement, also known as the Good Friday Agreement, và the 2006 St. Andrews Agreement.

U.S. Assistance to lớn the United Kingdom

The International Fund for Irelvà (IFI), created in 1986, provides funding for projects lớn generate cross-community engagement & economic opportunity in Northern Irelvà (the United Kingdom) and the border counties of Irelvà. Since the IFI’s establishment, the United States and EU have contributed the vast majority of funds, with the United States allocating more than $543 million over the lifespan of the IFI.Funding for IFI is obligated via USAID. Annual funding since FY1986 is available via the sites below:

Bilateral Economic Relations

Mutual trade and investment are at the heart of our prosperity, & our commitment lớn không lấy phí market values enables our economies lớn thrive. The United States & the United Kingdom are the world’s first & fifth largest economies in the world. We currently trade over $260 billion worth of goods and services each year. We are each other’s number one source of foreign direct investment và two-way direct investment totals over $1 trillion.

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Every U.S. state has jobs that are connected lớn an investment by a U.K. company. More than 1.2 million Americans work for U.K. companies in the United States, and over 1.5 million Britons are directly employed by U.S. firms. The top U.S. exports khổng lồ the United Kingdom include aircraft, machinery, financial and travel services, and agricultural products, such as wine & beer.

The United Kingdom’s Membership in International Organizations

Along with France, both the United States & the United Kingdom are aước ao the five sầu permanent members of the UN Security Council (P5) and are founding members of NATO. In addition, the United Kingdom và the United States belong khổng lồ the Organization for Security & Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), G-đôi mươi, G-7, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, and World Trade Organization. The United Kingdom also is an obVPS to the Organization of American States.

Bilateral Representation

The Ambassador, or Chief of Mission, is the highest ranking American official in the United Kingdom. The position’s full title is “Ambassador Extraordinary và Plenipotentiary”. It is “extraordinary” in that the Ambassador is the personal representative sầu of the President of the United States lớn Her Majesty the Queen. The “plenipotentiary” in the title indicates full power to negotiate. As well as being responsible for the work of the various sections of the Embassy, the Ambassador coordinates the activities of all departments and agencies of the United States Government with representatives in Britain.

Assisting the Ambassador is the Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM), a position carrying the rank of Minister. The DCM is responsible for the day to-day running of the Embassy và also undertakes high-level representation, negotiation, appraisal, and reporting duties. In the Ambassador’s absence the Minister becomes Chargé D’Affaires ad interim ( Chargé D’Affaires a. i.), thereby assuming all the Ambassador’s functions and responsibilities. The current DCM is Yael Lempert.

Representatives from the U.S. State Department & 26 other U.S. Government agencies manage portfoltiện ích ios concerning economic, commercial & agricultural affairs, consular and immigration issues, customs, transportation, and law enforcement activities, as well as political & military relations, and public affairs.

Past & Present Representation

Currently the U.S. Mission to the United Kingdom includes the U.S. Embassy London, our baoninhsunrise.com Consulates General in Belfast and in Edinburgh, Consulate General Hamilton, Bermudomain authority và Virtual Presence Post (VPP) Cardiff/Wales.

Historically, there has been a svào Consular presence within the United Kingdom. The full các mục of all diplomatic & Consular posts within the baoninhsunrise.com is curated at the Office of the Historian ;from the 1960’s onwards the remaining Consular District Posts were closed thus:

Consulate Manchester (closed 30 August 1963)Consulate Cardiff (closed 30 August 1963)Consulate Birmingsi (closed 31 October 1965)Consulate Southampton (closed 31 October 1965)Consulate Glasgow (closed 31 October 1965)Consulate General Liverpool (closed 28 May 1976)

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The United Kingdom maintains an embassy in the United States at 3100 Massachusetts Ave sầu. NW, Washington, DC 20008; tel. 202-588-6500.

Ambassadors to the baoninhsunrise.com and VIPhường Visits

A table of all American Diplomats who have sầu served in the United Kingdom is available here.

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Resources và Reports

More information about the United Kingdom is available from the Department of State and other sources, some of which are listed here: