While in Washington the Foreign Secretary will meet Vice-President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. He will also see the newly re-appointed Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, for their first meeting.
A Foreign Office spokesperson said:
The US remains the UK’s closest partner and ally. When it comes to challenges such as tackling Russia’s malign influence, bringing an end to humanitarian crises such as that in Yemen and stopping the use of chemical weapons there is no international relationship more important to us.
The Foreign Secretary’s visit this week is an opportunity to discuss the full breadth of our foreign policy cooperation. It is also a chance to look ahead to the future of the UK-US relationship – a future underpinned by an ambitious post-Brexit trade deal and driven by our shared values and vision for a more secure, stable and prosperous world.