Clinton meets Miliband, affirms ’special relationship’

February 4th, 2009 - 4:51 am ICT by IANS  

Washington, Feb 4 (DPA) US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reaffirmed the US’ “special relationship” with Britain after a meeting with British Foreign Secretary David Miliband Tuesday.Miliband became the first foreign official to meet Clinton since her confirmation last month as the top US diplomat. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier held separate talks with Clinton just hours later.

“It is often said the United States and Britain have enjoyed a special relationship. It is certainly special in my mind and one that has proven very productive,” Clinton said, cited by Britain’s Press Association.

Miliband and Clinton discussed a range of issues including the Middle East peace process, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, terrorism, as well as poverty and climate change.

Miliband said the talks were “focused on results” and designed to “refresh” the special relationship between the two longtime allies.

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