On 10 May 2024, the UK government hosted a senior US government delegation for the second United States-UK Strategic Sanctions Dialogue. A press release was issued, including a joint statement which outlined how the talks delivered on the commitment under the 2023 Atlantic Declaration for a Twenty First Century US-UK Economic Partnership to strengthen coordination on sanctions and export controls.

The UK delegation was led by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, and included senior officials from His Majesty’s Treasury, and the Department for Business and Trade. The US delegation was led by the State Department and included senior officials from the US Department of the Treasury and Department of Commerce. 

The United States and the United Kingdom reaffirmed that sanctions and export controls are essential tools of national security policy. The delegations discussed the uses of targeted, coordinated sanctions and export control measures to deter and disrupt malign activity and to defend international norms. 

The talks reaffirmed both nations’ commitment to imposing sanctions on Russia, as well as opposing those who threaten peace, security, and stability in the Middle East. This is said to be with a broader purpose of promoting accountability for human rights violations and abuses, tackling corruption, countering terrorism, and weapons proliferation, and targeting cyber-criminal networks.