Donald Trump is set to visit the UK in December, it has been announced.
The visit is poised to be part of a Nato summit that will be held in London.
Nato’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced the summit this morning.
It comes as reports continue to swirl that the US President will also visit the UK this summer around the anniversary of D-Day.
PM Theresa May invited him for a State Visit two years ago but he is yet to take it up.
Last year’s four-day ‘working visit’, which despite its title included two days of golf, a trip to Chequers and a banquet at Blenheim Palace, cost police more than £18million and took thousands of officers off their usual beats around the country.
Those policing the last trip included 738 West Midlands officers, 235 from Greater Manchester and 180 from Avon and Somerset.
And the State Visit has been repeatedly delayed after the President’s first trip, last July, was beset by furious protests.
President Trump’s December visit is likely to be engulfed in a row about the role and future of the Nato alliance. The billionaire has repeatedly berated Nato allies for, in his view, not pumping enough spending into defence.
Mr Stoltenberg said in a statement: "I am pleased to announce that Allies have agreed that the next meeting of Nato Heads of State and Government will take place in London in December 2019.
"We are grateful to the United Kingdom for agreeing to host this meeting in Nato’s 70th anniversary year.
"London was the home of Nato’s first headquarters.
"The United Kingdom was one of the Alliance’s twelve founding members and continues to play a key role in the Alliance, making essential contributions to our shared security.
"The meeting in London will be an opportunity for Allied Heads of State and Government to address the security challenges we face now and in the future, and to ensure that Nato continues to adapt in order to keep its population of almost one billion people safe."
Speaking in December, US Ambassador to London Woody Johnson said the President would be "in favour" of leading the first big visit by a foreign power after Brexit.
He said a visit soon after Brexit would be "great" and "I think the President would be in favour of it and looking forward to it."
A potential date is early May so he could join in 75 anniversary tributes to British and American servicemen who launched the D-Day landings – Operation Overlord – from these shores in 1944.
Mr Johnson told the BBC: “Between you and me, I think it would be a good time.”
If President Trump visits in December it would not preclude him from making a visit over the summer too.
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