New British FM invited for talks with Hillary: Foreign Office

New British Foreign Secretary is to travel to Washington on Friday for talks with Hillary Clinton.

Updated: May 13, 2010, 10:47 AM IST

London: New British Foreign Secretary William Hague is to travel to Washington on Friday for talks with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Foreign Office said on Wednesday.

"They`ve spoken on the phone and she`s invited him," said a Foreign Office spokeswoman, after Hague took office in a new coalition government led by Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron.

The Hague said on Tuesday the new British government wanted a "solid but not slavish relationship" with the United States, stressing the importance of the relationship between the two countries.

US President Barack Obama was one of the first to call Cameron after he took office on Tuesday.

Hague added: "No doubt we will not agree on everything... But they remain, in intelligence matters, in nuclear matters, in international diplomacy, in what we are doing in Afghanistan, the indispensable partner of this country."