Donald Trump set to visit UK in December for Nato summit
Donald Trump is expected to visit the UK for the second time in his presidency to attend a Nato summit in December. Mr Trump is set to join other leaders at the event, which takes place in the year of the alliance’s 70th anniversary.
Nato said it was "highly likely" the US president would be at the meeting, although there was no immediate confirmation from the White House.
It is set to be Mr Trump’s first appearance in London following Britain’s departure from the European Union in March – although on his first trip he avoided spending much time in the capital city while anti-Trump demonstrations were held.
At a Nato summit in Brussels last year Mr Trump demanded that allies commit more to military spending, calling them "delinquent".
By the end of 2020 US allies in Nato will have added an extra $100 billion to its coffers.
On the same trip last year Mr Trump made his first official visit to the UK, which included meeting the Queen at Windsor Castle, and being hosted by Theresa May at Chequers.
In a newspaper interview at the time he was critical of Mrs May’s handling of Brexit.
Protests against the visit led to a policing bill of $14.2 million.
Mrs May’s official spokesman said she "looks forward to welcoming all Nato leaders" in December.
Mr Trump’s attendance at the summit would be separate from a proposed state visit, for which no date has been fixed.
Jens Stoltenberg, the Nato secretary general, said: "We are grateful to the United Kingdom for agreeing to host this meeting in Nato’s 70th anniversary year.
"Brexit will change the United Kingdom’s relationship to the European Union, but it will not change the United Kingdom’s relationship to Nato. For me it’s perfectly natural that the UK is hosting the leaders’ meeting."