US President Donald Trump says that alliance between America and Britain have “never been stronger”, welcoming Theresa May to the white house.
“Great days lie ahead for our two peoples and our two countries. On behalf of our nation, I thank you for joining us here today as a really great honour”, Trump said during a joint press conference with Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday, the first foreign leader to meet the new US president.
“Thank you for inviting me so soon after your inauguration and I’m delighted to be able to congratulate you on what was a stunning election victory”, May said. About the relationship between two countries.
May said that it is “a relationship based on the bonds of history, of family, kinship and common interests”, as per NewsX reports. Theresa May also announced that Trump had accepted Queen Elizabeth II’s invitation for a state visit to Britain later this year.
Trump supporting Britain’s divorce from the European Union hailed “free and independent Britain” as a blessing and said that the US-Britain “relationship has never been stronger”. As both leaders flaunted their good relationship, they also agreed that negotiations on a new US-Britain trade pact will begin once London has completed the Brexit process.
When the subject shifted to international issues, May took the opportunity to reassure Europe regarding Trump’s view of NATO, an alliance he has described as obsolete.
“Today we’ve reaffirmed our unshakeable commitment to this alliance – Mr. President I think you confirmed that you are 100 per cent behind NATO”, the British Prime Minister said.