UK's top diplomat arrives in USA to meet Trump advisers

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has flown to NY to meet with Donald Trump's top advisers having previously branding the President-elect "unfit" to lead America.

It added that, "The discussions will be focused on UK-U.S. relations and other foreign policy matters".

The meeting lasted over 90 minutes.

Mr Johnson will also meet key Republicans in Washington. In Washington on Monday he will meet with House Speaker Paul Ryan and a trio of senators - Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Bob Corker of Tennessee and Ben Cardin of Maryland.

The Foreign Secretary was last night expected to met Steve Bannon, Mr Trump's chief strategist; Jared Kushner, Mr Trump's son-in-law and Lt Gen Michael Flynn, Mr Trump's national security adviser at Trump Towers.

Tillerson, a billionaire oil executive, is scheduled for a hearing before the Senate on Wednesday.

"We have a long-standing special relationship with the United States, it is based on shared values, and it's a relationship where we feel in the UK we can say to the USA if we disagree with something".

Johnson's visit, which was not flagged in advance, is part of Prime Minister Theresa May's strategy to improve relations with Trump's team after the president-elect irritated the government by saying that outspoken anti-EU campaigner Nigel Farage would be a good choice for Britain's ambassador to Washington. Johnson, who was mayor of London at the time, said Trump was "unfit" to the hold the office of president.

'I look very much forward to [it],' he said.

Mr Trump has tweeted that he was looking forward to meeting the Prime Minister in Washington in the spring, describing long-time United States ally Britain as "very special".

"I would invite him to come and see the whole of London and take him round the city - except I wouldn't want to expose any Londoners to any unnecessary risk of meeting Donald Trump". "I think that is something that is optimistic and positive for the United Kingdom for the future".



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