British PM May praises 'special relationship' with USA before meeting Trump

"I am convinced a trade deal between USA and U.K.is in national interest of both countries", the prime minister said at a White House news conference with Trump after their meeting.

May will meet President Trump, in his first face-to-face meeting with a world leader, during her state visit to Washington on Friday.

"We will identify practical steps we can take now in order to enable companies based in both countries.to trade more easily", said May.

President Trump, who didn't comment on a potential trade deal during the press conference, has said he wants to ink a deal with Britain.

The meeting is being held in the Oval Office where Mr Trump resinstated a bust of Winston Churchill removed by predecessor Barack Obama.

The British leader added that she will also continue to encourage other European leaders to deliver on their commitments to spend 2 percent of their country's GDP on defense "so that the burden is more fairly shared".

"Trying to build on what the Brits call their "special relationship", and with the ongoing divorce from the European Union trying to turn it into a special trade relationship".

Mrs May is also under pressure to challenge the president over the use of torture techniques after Mr Trump expressed support for waterboarding. She added that, contrary to his statements that the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) was obsolete, Mr Trump had told her he was committed to the US-led military alliance.

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Having declared a new policy of "America first" in his inauguration, Trump's focus Friday will be on the potential benefits of increased bilateral trade with Britain. He did so indirectly at first, saying that "the United States respects the sovereignty of the British people and their right of self-determination", and that "a free and independent Britain is a blessing to the world".

Later, he said he could work with the new British leader, who was the first overseas head of government to visit him while in the job.

Most of the Scottish newspapers feature Theresa May's meeting with Donald Trump on their front pages.

"I think the prime minister, first of all, has other things that she's much more anxious about than Mexico and the United States' relationship", Trump said.

PM May's two-day trip begins this Thursday with a speech to the Republicans' annual Congressional retreat in Philadelphia. Or so she says.

She also joined in Trump's criticism of past US foreign policy, saying "the days of Britain and America intervening in sovereign countries in an attempt to remake the world in our own image are over".

However, stark differences on trade already stand out ahead of the talks. "Because you have been known in the past to change your position on things". "I can tell I think we're going to get along very well". "We are no longer going to be a country that doesn't know what it's doing".


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