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Trump meets May to discuss trade, security

July 19 2018, 05:05 | Irvin Gilbert

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc delivered a strong plea for international co-operation in fighting climate change yesterday.— VNA VNS

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc delivered a strong plea for international co-operation in fighting climate change yesterday.— VNA  VNS

Trump's pledge came during a working session of the G20 summit of world leaders in Hamburg, providing a "godsend" to the United Nations' World Food Programme, the group's executive director, David Beasley, told Reuters on the sidelines of the meeting.

'We'll work that out, ' he said when reporters asked him about a possible timetable, 'but we'll be going to London'.

May said Trump made clear "that he was very keen to come to London".

Mr Trump has been making his G20 debut in Hamburg, and his administration's changed attitude to trade and climate change has altered the atmosphere at the summit.

According to BBC, Donald Trump stated that the deal is going to be very, very big and it will be a benefit for both the countries.

Ahead of their meeting, Trump hailed the "very special relationship" he had developed with May.

Beasley said the US funding was about a third of what the WFP estimated was required this year to deal with urgent food needs in the four countries in crisis as well as in other areas.

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President Trump promised a long-awaited visit to London, telling U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May Saturday it was just a matter of arranging a date.

The Obama administration had chosen to put a European trade deal ahead of one with the U.K. But Trump said Saturday that a U.S. -U.K. agreement will be "done very very quickly".

Japan's new trade deal with the European Union, signed off on Thursday, "could form the basis" of an agreement between London and Tokyo following Brexit, Mrs May told the Japanese premier.

"I have held another a number of meetings with other leaders and have been struck by their strong desire to form new bilateral trading relations with the United Kingdom after brexit".

Theresa May is discussing her ambitions for post-Brexit trade deals with the United States and Japan on the final day of the G20 summit, as leaders battle through "very difficult" talks. Theresa May was dismayed when Trump withdrew from the climate change agreement with Paris.

Beasley said the agency had worked hard with the White House and the USA government to secure the funding, but Trump would insist that other countries contributed more as well. The US will want to know what access its companies and banks in Britain will have to the rest of the EU.

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