US president Donald Trump and UK prime minister Theresa Might
US president Donald Trump had his first state go to to the UK this week. Amid the ceremony and speeches, he mentioned commerce, local weather coverage and cybersecurity with prime minister Theresa Might.
Excessive on the agenda was the UK-US buying and selling relationship if the UK leaves the EU. “The US is dedicated to an outstanding commerce deal between the UK and US,” Trump stated at a press convention on four June. He added it could possibly be as much as 3 times the worth of commerce right this moment, and any deal would come with the Nationwide Well being Service.
Two days earlier, the US ambassador to the UK, Woody Johnson, stated in an interview that the deal could be “on the president’s desk day one the minute you allow”. However he raised hackles by saying farming and healthcare could possibly be a part of a deal.
As an example, within the US slaughtered hen is washed in chlorine, and the import of those chickens is banned within the EU. Johnson stated the UK wouldn’t essentially have to just accept chlorine-washed hen, however reiterated his view that the follow is protected. Liam Fox, the worldwide commerce secretary, sought to assuage considerations, saying the UK would hold management over regulation of the NHS and meals requirements for imports.
The US additionally used the go to to press its case for the UK to dam Chinese language expertise agency Huawei from the nation’s 5G networks. The US has beforehand claimed that Huawei’s involvement would threaten US-UK intelligence sharing, however Trump stated such cooperation wouldn’t be in danger as a result of “we’re going to have completely an settlement on Huawei”.
Might stated she raised with Trump the UK’s help for the Paris local weather accord. A number of hundred teachers wrote to the prime minister earlier than the go to, urging her to problem Trump on his deliberate exit from the local weather accord in 2020. Whereas any request by Might is more likely to have fallen on deaf ears, elevating the topic was a possibility for the federal government to promote its bid to host UN local weather talks subsequent 12 months.
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