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Trump to visit UK in July for bilateral talks with Theresa May

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Press Trust of India London
US President Donald Trump will visit the UK on July 13 for bilateral talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May, Downing Street announced today.
There had been growing speculations that the visit would take place in July, after a planned visit in February to open the US Embassy in London was reportedly cancelled over fears of protests likely to greet Trump in Britain.
"The President of the United States will visit the UK on 13 July. He will hold bilateral talks with the Prime Minister during his visit. Further details will be set out in due course," a Downing Street statement said.
An anti-Trump campaign in London has been building up since the US President retweeted a string of unverified anti-Islamic videos posted by far-right group Britain First earlier this year.
London mayor Sadiq Khan has repeatedly declared that the American leader is not welcome in the city.
"It appears that President Trump got the message from the many Londoners who love and admire America and Americans but find his policies and actions the polar opposite of our city's values of inclusion, diversity and tolerance," Khan had said in a statement after Trump tweeted his decision to abandon a so-called "working visit" to London in February to open the new US embassy building.
"His visit next month would without doubt have been met by mass peaceful protests," Khan had said.
Downing Street was believed to have been caught off-guard by Trump's announcement to abandon his two-day UK visit, planned for February 26 and 27.
Trump had said he pulled out because of cost overruns on the new mission. Mass protests that are likely to greet Trump in the July.

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First Published: Apr 26 2018 | 10:15 PM IST

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