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Trump’s Visit To The UK Is Expected To Be Announced

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President Donald Trump greets British Prime Minister Theresa May upon her arrival, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, to the West Wing entrance of the White House in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

A source close to No.10 told The Pavlovic Today that Trump’s visit to the UK  is expected to be announced.

In January 2017, more than 1.8 million people signed an official U.K. petition to prevent President Trump from making a State Visit to the U.K. To that, the government responded by stating: “HM Government believes the President of the United States should be extended the full courtesy of a State Visit. We look forward to welcoming President Trump once dates and arrangements are finalized.”

While the source close to No.10 told The Pavlovic Today that Trump’s visit to the UK will be announced “as soon as tomorrow”, it is still unclear whether this will be a State Visit by the invitation of Queen Elizabeth, or just a political visit between Trump and the Prime Minister Theresa May.

Trump’s visit to the UK  will put pressure on stalled Brexit negotiations

The upcoming announcement about the Trump’s visit to the UK  is the follow-up to the visit of Theresa May who was the first foreign leader to meet Trump as president.

In the eyes of Britain, Trump’s visit is coming in the right time to strengthen the position of the UK in the negotiations to leave the EU as the UK will be looking to use this opportunity to make overtures regarding a free trade deal with America. The US is the largest single investor in the U.K. and this investment is worth roughly $187 billion.

Trump’s visit to the UK means an opportunity for talks regarding a future trade deal

In a Joint Statement during her visit to Washington D.C. in January 2017,  Theresa May stated that she was convinced “that a trade deal between the U.S. and the UK is in the national interest of both countries and will cement the crucial relationship that exists between us, particularly as the UK leaves the European Union and reaches out to the world.”

At the G20, President Trump met again with the British PM Theresa May, and insisted that a UK-US trade deal is forthcoming and will be “a very powerful deal”. When asked about the visit during G20 meeting,  President Trump confirmed that he will eventually be going to the UK, saying “I will be going to London.”

The fact that Trump is finally making a visit to the UK means that there will be an opportunity for talks regarding a future trade deal, which will put pressure on the EU in negotiations with the UK over Brexit. The Trump visit will put pressure on the stalled Brexit negotiation, as UK may go with the US for an alternative trade deal.

 

 

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Ksenija Pavlovic

Ksenija Pavlovic

Ksenija Pavlovic is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Pavlovic Today, The Chief White House Correspondent.

Pavlovic was a Teaching Fellow and Doctoral Fellow in the Political Science department at Yale University, Lead Instructor in International Affairs and Security and Politics Law and Economics programs at Yale Global Scholars, Head Writing Fellow at the Yale Graduate Writing Center, Fellow of the “Research and Travel Award in Grand Strategy” from International Security Studies (ISS) at Yale University, Fellow of the Roger Hertog Global Strategy Initiative in Religious Violence at Columbia University, a Doctoral candidate in Political Conflict and Peace Building Processes at Complutense University in Madrid, Fellow of the OSI Global Supplementary Grant Program, and a Visiting Doctoral Fellow at the Juan March Institute. She holds an M.Sc. in European Politics from the London School of Economics, an M.A. in American Politics, and a B.A. in Journalism and Communication from the University of Belgrade. She speaks English, Serbian, Croatian, and Spanish.

Pavlovic has interviewed exclusively pivotal figures including Arianna Huffington, Sir Richard Branson, President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim, Karlie Kloss, filmmaker and founder of the Webby awards Tiffany Shlain, film director Lars von Trier, actors Adam Brody, Monica Bellucci, fashion designers Adolfo Dominguez, Tommy Hilfiger and Donna Karan, publisher and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes; the world No.1 tennis player Novak Djokovic; novelist Martin Amis, as well as big names in the governmental arena such as the former President of Serbia Boris Tadic, the leading members of the first democratic Serbian government and Milorad Dodik, President of the Serbian entity of BIH. Moreover, Ms. Pavlovic has exclusively covered the Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Sarajevo Film Festival, London Film Festival, Madrid Fashion Week, The Madrid Open, and a range of other international benefit and political events.

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