Hague to host dinner to mark Clinton exit

Foreign Secretary William Hague will mark the departure of Hillary Clinton as US Secretary of State tonight by hosting a farewell party for her in Washington.

Mr Hague is due to preside over a private farewell dinner for his opposite number during a visit to the US capital where he is expected also to hold meetings with officials, politicians and business leaders.

Yesterday the Foreign Secretary tweeted:

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Heading to the US for talks and to host a farewell dinner tomorrow for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

He also retweeted praise for Mrs Clinton sent to him by Britons:

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@williamjhague Give the UK's best wishes to Mrs Clinton, what a wonderful job she has done!

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@williamjhague Please thank her for her continued interest in Northern Ireland. Few are held in such respect here, and use it so positively.

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