Barack Obama to meet with Theresa May at G20 in China

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Barack Obama to meet with Theresa May at G20 in China

WASHINGTON, Sept 3, (APP/AFP) – US President Barack Obama will meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday on the sidelines of the G20 summit in China, a White House official said Friday.

It will be the first official meeting between the two leaders since May took office in July after David Cameron quit following the British vote to leave the European Union.

Obama had spoken out strongly against a Brexit, warning voters in the referendum their nation would go “to the back of the queue” for a US trade deal if they opted to leave.

In Hangzhou, the two leaders “will discuss a range of bilateral and global issues, and, as close friends and steadfast allies, the United States and United Kingdom continue to enjoy an enduring special relationship,” the official said.

Obama is also scheduled to have a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the G20 meeting.

The US leader will also meet with Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with whom relations have become more complex following the country’s intervention in Syria.