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US Vice President Mike Pence to visit UK and Ireland on behalf of Donald Trump

US Vice President Mike Pence to visit UK and Ireland on behalf of Donald Trump

US vice chairman Mike Pence is ready to visit the UK and Ireland on behalf of Donald Trump.

The Republican shall be within the UK to talk about Brexit, Iran and the “threat of Chinese malign influence” between September 4 and 5, the White House stated.

He will then trip to Ireland on September 6 to meet Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

There, in accordance to the White House, he’ll voice the States’ “commitment to maintaining peace, prosperity, and stability in Ireland by upholding the Good Friday Agreement”.

He may also talk about business, funding and strengthening the industrial dating between the 2 international locations.

He met with with Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on the White House previous this month. 

The announcement of the visit got here after US House speaker Nancy Pelosi warned there’s “no chance” of a US-UK business deal if Brexit jeopardises the peace accord in Northern Ireland.

She stated the Democrats, who keep an eye on the House of Representatives, will block the deal in Congress if the EU departure “undermines” the settlement. 

Mr Trump was once met by way of protests all over his two visits to the UK as president.

Mr Pence is a arguable determine and has been in particular criticised over his stance on LGBTQ rights.

Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, one of the US’s biggest homosexual rights teams, as soon as stated Mr Pence “poses one of the greatest threats to equality in the history of our movement”.

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