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Trump to meet with British prime minister next week in Swiss Alps

Trump to meet with British prime minister next week in Swiss Alps

"President Trump looks forward to having a bilateral meeting with U.K. Prime Minister May in Davos next week to further strengthen the U.S. -U.K. special relationship", White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement, saying more details would be released next week.

But Downing Street has now said a slot for talks has been arranged.

While Trump had agreed to an audience with French President Emmanuel Macron at the summit, despite efforts from Whitehall to "engineer an encounter" between Donald Trump and Theresa May, a meeting had been in question.

It comes after Trump cancelled plans to open the new $1 billion US Embassy in London next month, BBC reported on Friday.

Downing Street and the White House confirmed that the pair would hold a bilateral session, which is likely to focus on foreign policy issues such as Syria and North Korea.

New secretary of state appointed following reshuffle
Brokenshire took the role of secretary of state in July 2016, a few weeks after Britain's vote to leave the European Union. Mr Coveney phoned Mr Brokenshire while on a visit to Cairo to wish him well.

WEF 2018 will also see the largest ever proportion of women leaders including all co-chairs being women this time.

Trump is a hugely controversial figure in Britain, where he recently caused an uproar by retweeting the anti-Muslim videos of the leader of a far-right group.

Anger towards the USA president escalated further following reports of allegedly racist language used by the President in the Oval office during a briefing about immigration. He also discussed India's relationships with the United States and Israel.

It is expected that Mr Trump will seize the opportunity to promote his "America First" strategy.

Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa says that he will tell investors at the World Economic Forum that government is dead serious about fighting corruption.

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