Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) the President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate, traveled to London this week to meet with top officials to discuss a number of important issues, including national security, trade, religious liberty, and our critical “special relationship” with the United Kingdom.
He also delivered an address before the Oxford Student Union on “Ronald Reagan’s Enduring Vision.” (full video of Senator Hatch’s speech at the Oxford Union will be available later, the text can be found here.)
Senator Hatch was invited to meet with Prime Minister Theresa May and National Security Advisor Mark Sedwill to discuss national security, trade, and international human rights, among other things.
Senator Hatch also met with MI5 Director General Andrew Parker to discuss homeland security issues, primarily combatting terror and homegrown radicalization. MI5 is the UK’s domestic counterintelligence and security agency.
Senator Hatch likewise met with the Rt. Revd. Christopher Chessun, Bishop of Southwark to discuss religious liberty, particularly the situation of religious minorities in the Middle East. Bishop Christopher has visited Iraq and Syria in recent years and is an authority on the issue of protecting religious minorities.
Video of Senator Hatch’s address to the Oxford Union will be made available at a later time, but the text can be found here.