03/06/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Clinton, David Miliband Vow To Renew Special Relationship

The UK foreign secretary, David Miliband, and the US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, today vowed to renew and refresh the special relationship between their countries in order to jointly address a number of global challenges.

Clinton said there had been a "slight change ... but continuity" of the special relationship, describing the bond between the countries as "certainly special in my eyes". She said the UK and US would work together to tackle poverty, disease and global climate change. She thanked the UK for its military efforts in Iraq and said she looked forward to the UK and Europe helping to "enhance our support for the people of Afghanistan".