President Donald Trump will travel to Britain in July for a working visit, the office of British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Thursday, making good on an invitation delayed in part by the threat of protests and unrest in London.
The trip will include talks with British leaders but will be a lower-key working visit and not a full state visit, a spokesman for Downing Street confirmed.
“The President of the United States will visit the U.K. on July 13th. He will hold bilateral talks with the Prime Minister during his visit. Further details will be set out in due course,” the spokesman said in a statement.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said it was “fantastic news” that Trump would “at last come to Britain.”
“Looking forward to seeing our closest ally and friend on the GREATest visit ever,” Johnson tweeted.
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