Trump to visit Britain, France in early June


WASHINGTON, April 23 (Xinhua) — U.S. President Donald Trump will visit Britain and France in early June, said the White House on Tuesday.

Trump and First Lady Melania accepted the invitation of Queen Elizabeth and will pay a state visit to Britain on June 3-5, said the White House in a statement.

In addition to meeting the queen, Trump will participate in a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May and attend a ceremony to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, the statement added.

Trump and Melania will also visit France to observe the D-Day anniversary in Normandy on June 6 and meet French President Emmanuel Macron, according to the statement.

On June 6, 1944, allied troops launched a surprise military operation, known as the D-Day Normandy Landings, in which more than 2 million soldiers landed in Normandy, northern France.

The massive operation began to regain German-occupied western Europe and contributed to the victory of the allied forces in World War II.