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蒂勒森:期待前往伦敦美国新大使馆 Tillerson Hopes to Visit New Embassy in London





U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he hopes to visit the new U.S. embassy in London, a week after President Donald Trump refused to attend its opening.

Tillerson will be in London Sunday at the start of an eight day trip across Europe. But a State Department spokeswoman said no formal ribbon-cutting had been planned for Tillerson's visit.

Tillerson also plans to meet with British leaders and to discuss issues of mutual concern around the world.

Last Friday, Trump cancelled a visit to London in February, saying he did not want to lend his support to a "bad deal" on the embassy relocation, which he incorrectly claimed had been agreed by the Obama administration. The decision to sell the old embassy was actually taken during the George W. Bush administration and was reportedly driven by security concerns.