İrem UZUN -TDO- British newspaper The Sunday Times reported that U.S. President Donald Trump has invited British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to visit him in the White House in the new year after the British prime minister’s recent election win. About the exact time of the visit, a source close to the White House said “Some potential dates have been floated in mid-January but nothing has yet been formally agreed. But it is clear that both sides want to make it happen sometime in early 2020”.
A spokesman for Johnson’s Downing Street office said the reports were speculation. “We will respond to any formal invitation, but anything less than that is speculation,” he said. The Mail newspaper reported that Johnson is reluctant to make the visit before delivering Brexit on January 31 and would prefer to go after a cabinet reshuffle scheduled in February, when he is expected to appoint cabinet office minister Michael Gove as his new trade negotiator.
As Britain prepares to leave the bloc, Johnson and Trump agreed in a phone call last Monday to pursue an “ambitious” UK-U.S. free trade agreement.“This deal has the potential to be far bigger and more lucrative than any deal that could be made with the EU,” Trump had said in a tweet earlier this month.