WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued the following statement after meeting with UK Secretary of State of International Trade Liam Fox:

“Secretary Fox and I had a productive discussion about strengthening the economic bonds between our two nations. The U.S.-U.K. investment partnership is a bedrock of the special relationship, and we must continue to build on this alliance. I want to thank Secretary Fox for his visit and commitment to working together toward a bilateral free trade agreement in the years to come.”

NOTE: In April, Speaker Ryan led a bipartisan delegation to the UK, where he delivered remarks on the importance of the U.S.-U.K. relationship.