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President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair shake hands following their joint press availability in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 17, 2007.

"Our two nations hold fundamental values in common. We honor our traditions and our shared history. We recognize that the strongest societies respect the rights and dignity of the individual. We understand and accept the burdens of global leadership. And we have built our special relationship on the surest foundations -- our deep and abiding love of liberty." -- President George W. Bush, May 7, 2007

A unique relationship exists between the United States and the United Kingdom. It is a relationship rooted in common history, common values, and common interests around the globe. 

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Menu for the State Dinner in honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, held on May 7, 2007. The Queen and Prince Philip spent six days in the United States, their first official visit since 1991.

Digitized Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests 

2014-0084-F: Records on the February 23 and 24, 2001 Meetings between President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair

FOIA 2014-0084-F contains materials related to the meetings between President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair at Camp David on February 23, 2001, and February 24, 2001. Included is a thank you letter to President George W. Bush from Prime Minister Tony Blair for hosting the visit. There are drafts of the opening remarks given by President George W. Bush at the February 23, 2001, press conference with Prime Minister Blair, as well as the joint statement issued by them.

2014-0090-F: The Meeting between President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, January 31, 2003

FOIA 2014-0090-F contains materials related to a meeting between President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair held January 31, 2003, in the White House. Included are some copies of photographs taken of President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair. These materials include a handwritten thank you letter from President George W. Bush to British Prime Minister Blair and menu from the January 31, 2003 working dinner at Camp David.

08312005 Blair Letter

Letter dated August 31, 2005 from British Prime Minister Tony Blair to President George W. Bush expressing concerns regarding the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina.

2014-0155-F: Records of Communication between President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair

FOIA 2014-0155-F contains materials related to all records of communication between President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair between 09/11/2001 and 12/31/2001. Topics covered in these materials relate to Prime Minister Tony Blair's memcons and telcons with President Bush and Blair's visit to the United States in November 2001.

2014-0305-F: A list of the Memoranda of Conversations and Memoranda of Telephone Conversations between President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair

FOIA 2014-0305-F contains materials related to a list of all recorded memoranda of conversations and memoranda of telephone conversations relating to conversations between President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair. 

2014-0329-F: Notes from British Prime Minister Tony Blair to President George W. Bush Concerning the Iraq War

FOIA 2014-0329-F contains materials related to notes from Prime Minister Tony Blair of the United Kingdom to President George W. Bush concerning the Iraq War.

Menu from the Dinner in honor of the Right Honorable Gordon Brown, M.P. Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Mrs. Brown at the White House on April 17, 2008.

2014-0401-F: Correspondence between President George W. Bush and His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales

FOIA 2014-0401-F contains copies of photographs taken on the November 2, 2005, visit of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, a letter to the Prince of Wales from James Connaughton, Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality, a thank you letter from the Prince of Wales, along with sympathy messages about Hurricane Katrina damage.

 

2015-0271-F: Calendar Records Related to President George W. Bush's Meetings with British Opposition Conservative Party Leaders Ian Duncan Smith, Michael Howard, David Cameron, and William Hague


FOIA 2015-0271-F contains calendar records related to President George W. Bush’s meetings with British opposition Conservative Party leaders Ian Duncan Smith, Michael Howard, David Cameron, and William Hague. This FOIA primarily contains schedules from the Presidential Daily Diary.

 

2017-0425-F[1]: Records Relating to the British-United States Communication Intelligence Agreement (now known as the "UKUSA Agreement")

 

FOIA 2017-0425-F contains materials related to the British United States Communication Intelligence Agreement (UKUSA Agreement). This FOIA contains information memoranda from 2007 to President George W. Bush regarding The Technical Cooperation Program.

 

Archival Research Guide 

 

For a more complete guide of the archival records that are open for research, please download the Archival Research Guide:

 

Material at the George W. Bush Presidential Library Pertaining to the United States and the United Kingdom's Relationship

 

In Focus 

President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush's Official State Visit to the United Kingdom

Welcoming to the United States Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh 

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President George W. Bush toasts Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain following welcoming remarks during the State Dinner in her honor at the White House on May 7, 2007.

Press Releases 

 

2001

 

02/23/2001 Joint Statement by President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair

 

 

11/07/2001 Prime Minister Blair Says Coalition is Stronger

 

2002

 

04/06/2002 President Bush, Prime Minister Blair Hold Press Conference

 

09/07/2002 President Bush, Prime Minister Blair Discuss Keeping the Peace

 

2003

 

01/31/2003 President Bush Meets with Prime Minister Blair

 

03/27/2003 President Bush, Prime Minister Blair Hold Press Availability

 

07/17/2003 President Bush, Prime Minister Blair Discuss War on Terrorism

 

2004

 

11/12/2004 President and Prime Minister Blair Discussed Iraq, Middle East

 

2005

 

06/07/2005 President Welcomes British Prime Minister Blair to the White House

 

2006

 

05/25/2006 President Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair of the United Kingdom Participate in Joint Press Availability

 

07/26/2006 President Bush and Prime Minister Blair of the United Kingdom Participate in Press Availability

 

12/07/2006 President Bush Meets with British Prime Minister Tony Blair

 

2007

 

05/04/2007 Fact Sheet: The State Visit in Honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh

 

2008

  

04/17/2008 President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with Prime Minister Gordon Brown of the United Kingdom

 

09/28/2008 President Bush Meets with Prime Minister Gordon Brown of Great Britain

 

 

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Prime Minister Gordon Brown of the United Kingdom giving remarks during a joint press availability in the Rose Garden of the White House on April 17, 2008.

Photo Essays 

05/17/2007 President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with United Kingdom Prime Minister Blair

04/17/2008 President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with Prime Minister Gordon Brown of the United Kingdom

09/28/2008 President Bush Meets with Prime Minister Gordon Brown of Great Britain

01/13/2009 President Bush Honors Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients

Additional photo essays, Presidential Messages and Statements, press releases, and more from 2001 - 2008 are available through the archived White House Website.  

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