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Griffin Welcomes British Consul General Bell to Arkansas

April 07, 2016

Says, ‘we had productive discussions regarding strengthening ties between Arkansas and the United Kingdom and potential areas of greater economic cooperation, including the aerospace industry’

LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin issued the following statement regarding British Consul General Karen Bell’s visit to Arkansas:

“I was honored to host British Consul General Karen Bell during her time in Arkansas. We had productive discussions regarding strengthening ties between Arkansas and the United Kingdom and potential areas of greater economic cooperation, including the aerospace industry. The longstanding special relationship with the United Kingdom is strong, and I see numerous opportunities to grow Arkansas jobs by pursuing increased trade and exports mutually beneficial to Arkansas and the United Kingdom."

Consul General Karen Bell issued the following statement:

“It has been a huge pleasure to be in the beautiful state of Arkansas this week. We had some really interesting conversations about bilateral business opportunities. I am also excited about increasing the number of students from Arkansas who spend some time in the United Kingdom, including through the prestigious Marshall Scholarship programme.”

About Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin

Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin was elected on November 4, 2014, and completed his second term as the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District. For the 113th Congress, he was a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means while also serving as a Deputy Whip for the Majority. In the 112th Congress, he served as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Griffin is a graduate of Magnolia High School, Hendrix College in Conway and Tulane Law School in New Orleans, and attended graduate school at Oxford University. He has served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 19 years, was deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He also served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush. Griffin lives in Little Rock with his wife Elizabeth, a Camden native, and their two children.

 

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