US President Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump

Trump to visit UK in July: Sources

ANI | Updated: Apr 26, 2018 04:52 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Apr 26 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump is set to visit the United Kingdom in July, according to two officials on Wednesday.

The officials said that Trump's July visit was being formulated, although no words have come from White House and the British Embassy in Washington D.C. so far, CNN reported.

According to sources, Trump's visit to the UK would be a working visit and not a bilateral visit.

The officials added that plans for a state dinner or horse parade at the Buckingham Palace, meeting with Queen Elizabeth and British Prime Minister Theresa May and her ministers are currently on and has not been finalised yet.

May, who became the first world leader to visit the US last year, after Trump became president, had extended an invitation to him to visit the UK, adding that a new trade agreement with the US was on the cards, in a situation of uncertainty, where London is expected to leave the European Union (EU) in the next two years.

The British Prime Minister also reiterated at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos in January that the US President would visit the UK soon.

May underscored that Trump's visit to the UK would solidify the "special relationship" between the two countries.

On a related note, Trump was supposed to visit London to attend the opening of the new US embassy in the city.

However, he backed out after he expressed displeasure at the cost of the building.

"Bad deal, Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!," he wrote on Twitter.

Trump and May initially clashed in November last year, when the latter condemned her decision to re-tweet anti-Muslim propaganda from a far-right group, Britain First.

She said, in a rare public rebuke, "I am very clear that re-tweeting from Britain First was the wrong thing to do". (ANI)