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The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:

Acting Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources John R. Bass met with UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Americas and Caribbean) David Rutley, MP today in Washington, D.C.  The Acting Deputy Secretary and the Under Secretary exchanged views on modernizing diplomacy for the 21st century to ensure both the United States and United Kingdom field the world’s premier diplomatic services to serve our respective countries’ interests and to support peace, security, and economic prosperity around the world.

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