Theresa May will be first EU leader to meet with Donald Trump

Friday, 6 January, 2017 - 15:15

British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to become the first EU leader to visit President Donald Trump, after Downing Street announced a trip scheduled for the spring.

No other EU head of government – many of whom gave Trump a more cautious welcome than May – is believed yet to have any visits planned.

“We are pleased to have been able to make that happen and the prime minister looks forward to visiting the new president in the spring,” a UK government spokesman said last night.

May’s joint chiefs of staff Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill travelled to the United States last month to meet Trump’s team.