Published: Sun, July 09, 2017
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Trump expecting "very powerful" trade deal with Britain

Trump expecting

Today, Theresa May will meet with US President Donald Trump for a bilateral meeting covering trade, climate change and terrorism, among other topics.

The closest they came to discord was over Iran's nuclear deal, which Trump has criticized and where May reiterated the U.K.'s support.

Trump also says they are working on a trade deal that will be "great for both countries", but he provided no details.

With no deal being concluded until after the United Kingdom has legally left the bloc, now set for March 2019, the focus is on continuing some of the existing arrangements with the USA as a result of Britain's membership of the EU.

'I don't think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the United States of America in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for, ' Khan said.

Nineteen of the 20 nations gathered in Hamburg, Germany for the G20 Summit have agreed to a joint statement on Saturday, which covers a range of issues, including global trade and the environment.

The President made the comments Saturday as he met with British Prime Minister Theresa May at the G20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany, confirming that the two countries are now working on a trade agreement.

But her language on a deal with the USA was notably more modest than Trump's.

Japan's new trade deal with the European Union, signed off on Thursday, "could form the basis" of an agreement between London and Tokyo following Brexit, May told the Prime Minister.

Theresa May paid a visit to Trump in the White House earlier this year, shortly after his inauguration.

He said he had developed a "very special" relationship with the prime minister, mirroring language often used to describe the broader historic ties between the USA and the UK.

When asked about timing, he responded: "We'll work that out". Theresa May and the U.S. President have plans to establish the trade deal as soon as possible. The US will want to know what access its companies and banks in Britain will have to the rest of the EU.

The PM also used her speech in Hamburg this afternoon to dicuss climate change and the Paris Agreement. "I can get into serious trouble if I don't bring back some good news for your millions of fans in Indonesia", he said.

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