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Boris Johnson Speaks With President Trump

The Prime Minister spoke to US President Donald Trump on the 29th of May about a range of current issues.

On Friday the Prime Minister discussed with President Trump details about the upcoming G7 summit, and how it is important for world leaders to meet in person, rather than in a virtual format.

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The summit would likely focus on the recent expansions of the Chinese state into Hong Kong, and how the West plans to respond. This expansion contradicts the Sino-British declaration that Hong Kong would remain autonomous for 50 years following the handover to the Chinese in 1997.

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Another issue they are said to have spoken about was the idea of a US-UK free trade agreement, that would help to stimulate the British economy post Brexit. The president is said to be in favour of this agreement as it would create a larger market for US agriculture exports.

The Prime minister also said that the US should take part in the Global Vaccine Summit taking place in early June that aims to “immunise 300 million children and save up to 8 million lives by 2015.” This summit, unlike the G7 will take place entirely virtually, and will be hosted on the 4th of June.