The Latest on President Donald Trump’s visit to Europe (all times local):
President Donald Trump is meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing St. in London.
May and her husband, Philip, greeted Trump and first lady Melania Trump and the foursome posed for photographs.
May is to step down Friday as head of her Conservative Party over her failure to secure Britain’s exit from the European Union.
The leaders are discussing a possible bilateral trade deal to take effect once the U.K. leaves the European Union and Britain’s decision about whether Chinese telecoms firm Huawei can work on parts of the country’s new 5G wireless communications network. The U.S. wants allies to exclude Huawei from all 5G networks over fears it could let the Chinese government gain access to data.
Relations with China will be on President Donald Trump’s agenda during his meetings Tuesday with British Prime Minister Theresa May.
British officials are considering whether to let Chinese telecoms firm Huawei work on parts of the country’s new 5G wireless communications network. The United States has been lobbying allies to exclude Huawei from all 5G networks over fears it could let the Chinese government gain access to data or conduct espionage.
U.K. Security Minister Ben Wallace says the government hasn’t made a final decision, but that Huawei should be given a chance because the British “believe in fair play.”
But former Foreign Secretary William Hague wrote in the Daily Telegraph that Washington wants the U.K. to join the United States in adopting a more comprehensive ban.
The White House says U.S. President Donald Trump and the first lady have given Queen Elizabeth II a silver and silk poppy flower brooch from Tiffany & Co. The brooch was wrapped inside a custom White House jewelry box.
The president and first lady exchanged gifts with the queen as part of their state visit in the United Kingdom.
The president and first lady gave Prince Philip a personalized Air Force One jacket and a first edition signed autobiography by James Doolittle entitled: “I Could Never Be So Lucky Again.”
On Monday, the queen gave Trump a first edition of Winston Churchill’s “The Second World War.” She gave first lady Melania Trump a specially commissioned silver box with a handcrafted enamel lid.
The Queen, President Trump and the First Lady view a display of items from the Royal Collection illustrating the enduring relationship between the US and the UK. #USStateVisit pic.twitter.com/gPuI5Ziab6
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) June 3, 2019
President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May are meeting with corporate executives from the United States and United Kingdom. The leaders’ top priority is a possible bilateral trade deal to take effect once the U.K. leaves the European Union.
The meeting with business leaders at St. James’s Palace brings together nearly a dozen leading companies from the UK and the United States.