President Donald Trump has predicted a “tremendous increase” in UK-US trade, after talks with Theresa May.
He also said the US and UK were “joined at the hip” on military matters, while Mrs May said they stood “shoulder to shoulder” in facing shared threats.
Great bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom, affirming the special relationship and our commitment to work together on key national security challenges and economic opportunities. #WEF18 pic.twitter.com/FPP8aRDAyt
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 25 January 2018
In a series of warm exchanges in Davos, Switzerland, President Trump also told the UK PM: “We love your country.”
He also rejected “false rumours” of differences, saying that the two leaders “like each other a lot”.
And Downing Street said later that they had asked officials to work on “finalising the details of a visit by the president to the UK later this year”.
It was their first meeting since clashing over the US president’s retweets of far-right videos in November.