Trump to meet British PM on January 27

Trump to meet British PM on January 27

Trump will also host Enrique Pena Nieto, his Mexican counterpart.

The Dollar Business Bureau

US President Donald Trump will meet UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May on January 27, his first meeting with an international leader after taking office, White House said.

He will also host Enrique Pena Nieto, his Mexican counterpart, on January 31.

“The President will welcome his first foreign leader...when the United Kingdom's Theresa May will come to Washington on Friday,” Sean Spicer, White House Press Secretary briefed the reporters.

Trump’s meeting with the UK Prime Minister comes as Britain undergoes Brexit – the process of quitting the European Union (EU), a decision Trump supported.

Trump also held telephonic discussions with the heads of two neighbouring nations - Mexico and Canada.

“The President had a productive conversation with Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on strengthening the ties between our two countries. The two leaders also had discussion setting up further meetings in coming days, on which we will do the follow up,” said Spicer.

Trump had a conversation with Mexican President Pena Nieto. Both the leaders agreed to meet and discuss about trade, security and immigration, he said.

On January 20, Donald Trump took over as the 45th President of the United States.

The initial discussions and meetings of the new president with international leaders show that he is focusing on his main campaign promises on the issues related to trade and immigration.

The new US president plans to renegotiate the trilateral trade bloc North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), an agreement the country signed with Canada and Mexico in the 1990s. Trump also wants to construct a wall along the border with Mexico.

The Dollar Business Bureau - Jan 23, 2017 12:00 IST