Trump and May renew US-Britain bond

President Donald Trump shakes hands with British Prime Minister Theresa May after a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington,.
President Donald Trump shakes hands with British Prime Minister Theresa May after a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington,.

Washington - President Donald Trump and Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May met on Friday to renew what the new US leader described as the "most special relationship" between their nations.

Trump reiterated his support for Britain's decision to leave the European Union, declaring: "A free and independent Britain is a blessing to the world."

And both leaders said they would work to strengthen US and British commercial ties, with May hoping that a swift trade deal with Washington will mitigate the effects of Brexit.

May added that Trump had accepted an invitation to make a state visit to Britain later this year.

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