The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:
Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman met with UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Americas and Caribbean) David Rutley today in Washington, D.C. The Deputy Secretary and Minister Rutley affirmed their countries’ enduring commitment to Ukraine’s defense. They also discussed the importance of the UK and the EU reaching a resolution on the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol. The Deputy Secretary welcomed the UK government’s commitment to resolving this issue and protecting the gains of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement. The Deputy Secretary and Minister Rutley also affirmed their continued cooperation in the face of challenges posed by the People’s Republic of China.