The next week, Rishi Sunak will visit Washington to meet with Joe Biden.
The two leaders are scheduled to talk about the conflict in Ukraine as well as trade concerns, though a full-blown agreement has lost favour since the US President took over the White House from Donald Trump.
The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said: “The visit will be an opportunity to build on discussions the Prime Minister and President Biden have had in recent months about enhancing the level of co-operation and co-ordination between the UK and US on the economic challenges that will define our future, including securing our supply chains and transitioning to zero-carbon economies.
“It will also be an opportunity to discuss issues including sustaining our support for Ukraine as we build on the success of our G7 summit in the run-up to the Nato summit in July.”
On Wednesday and Thursday of the tour, Mr. Sunak will also meet with legislative representatives and US business executives.
Even while a comprehensive free-trade agreement (FTA) between the UK and the US is not on the table, the government is attempting to solve specific trade difficulties and is also looking to forge deeper ties with individual states, including economic powerhouses Texas and California.
“We are not seeking to pursue a free-trade deal with the US currently,” the spokesman said
“We know that no trade partnership is more important than the one we have with the US, it’s our largest trading partner.
“It’s worth remembering the trade relationship, as it currently stands, is worth £279 billion already. We have achieved all of that without an FTA.”
North Carolina, South Carolina, and Indiana have already inked trade deals, while the UK is in negotiations with Utah, Oklahoma, Texas, and California.
In recent months, the two leaders have held numerous meetings.
The US President and Prime Minister also met in Belfast in April. Mr. Sunak traveled to the US in March for a meeting in San Diego with Vice President Biden and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to finalize the Aukus submarine accord.
Both Mr. Sunak and Mr. Biden attended the G7 conference in Japan, and they both plan to attend the NATO leaders’ summit in Lithuania in July.