London, June 4: United States President Donald Trump is expected to hold a meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May on the second day of his official state visit to the United Kingdom (UK) for “substantial” discussions.
According to BBC news reports, British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt will be among those senior ministers who will be present at the meeting, where the major issue of climate change would be discussed.
The development comes as large-scale demonstrations have been planned to take place in several British cities, including a protest march in Trafalgar Square.
UK Labour party chief Jeremy Corbyn is due to attend the demonstration at the London protest rally.
May and Trump will kick-off Tuesday by co-hosting breakfast meeting of American and British business leaders at St. James’s Palace to bolster trade links.
The US president has praised the “eternal friendship” between the US and the UK during a banquet at Buckingham Palace at the end of his first day of the visit.
Queen Elizabeth said the nations were celebrating a coalition which had ensured the “safety and prosperity of both our peoples for decades”.
Chief executive of Newsmax Media and a confidant of the president, Christopher Ruddy told Radio 4’s Today programme, “This is a president that loves brands – and the Queen has the greatest brand in the world,” adding, “He recognises her importance for America, for the West, how she’s unified Britain for all of these years.”
Ruddy laughed out at questions about protesters who believe the US president is racist, saying Trump was “super-inclusive” and the allegation was “personal attack”.