British Prime Minister Theresa May and US President Donald Trump hold press conference in Washington DC Mark Wilson/Getty Images
U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May participate in a joint press conference at the East Room of the White House on Jan. 27, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

U.S., U.K. lay groundwork for bilateral trade deal

Britain's Prime Minister May and President Trump state support for trade deal between the two countries.

During a meeting Friday at the White House, President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May agreed to hold preliminary talks on a trade deal, which can’t be finalized until the U.K. leaves the European Union.

The U.K. in June 2016 voted to exit the economic bloc, which was formed after World War II to promote economic growth and to avoid conflict among the 28 EU member countries. Trump and May agreed to set up working groups to consider ways to improve trade betwee

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