Prime Minister Theresa May and U.S. President Trump are set to meet as the first in-person meeting between the new U.S. President and a foreign leader.
PM May is expected to discuss free trade deal opportunities between the U.S. and U.K. According to The Independent, “Ms May, is only allowed to talk about deals with new partners in principle and cannot make any concrete attempts to negotiate free trade agreements before Britain leaves the EU.”
This may enable both leaders to have non-committal discussions and determine where one another stands on certain issues. It also represents a step for both countries seeking to grow their economies and their exports.
Both countries represent a significant share of exports. The U.K. is among the top 5 countries that the U.S. exports to and likewise, the U.K. finds the U.S. to be among its top 5 export countries.
Trump and May will hold a joint press release at 6pm GMT Friday, per the Telegraph.
Also in overseas relations, President Putin and President Trump to speak.