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Gov. Perry honors the enduring strength of Texas, UK partnershipAs a symbol of the enduring friendship and partnership between the United Kingdom and Texas, Gov. Rick Perry and First Lady Anita Perry today presented Her Majesty’s Consul General Andrew Miller with a new plaque marking the site of the former Texas Legation in London.

The Perrys are visiting the U.K. on an economic development mission and as guests of Americans for Economic Freedom.

“This is a special day for me and for the people of Texas. When Texas was a fledgling republic, establishing diplomatic relations with a nation as rich in history and prestige as the United Kingdom was a significant accomplishment. It helped put us on the map, to use the phrase quite literally,” Gov. Perry said.

“On days like today, it’s worth remembering our humble beginnings, and how the U.K. was there to help us establish ourselves as a nation, in every sense of the word.”