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WASHINGTON (CNN) - William Hague, Britain's new foreign secretary, will make his first official visit to the United States on Friday since being named to the post.
Hague is scheduled to meet with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the State Department said.
Hague's visit comes as Afghan President Hamid Karzai is in Washington meeting with Clinton and President Barack Obama.
Afghanistan could be one of the topics of conversation.
"She looks forward to the discussion. She has met William Hague before," said P.J. Crowley, a State Department spokesman.
Hague was announced as the new foreign secretary this week after Britain's coalition government was formed between Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party and the Liberal Democrats.
Shorty after getting the position, Hague said he would focus on Pakistan and Afghanistan and would protect Britain's "special relationship" with the United States.
Crowley also spoke about this at a press conference Thursday.
"Prime Minister Cameron said yesterday he seeks to maintain a secure and effective relationship with the United States. And we look forward to hearing from Foreign Secretary Hague about how he sees the future of the relationship," Crowley said.