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LONDON: (APP) US president-elect Donald Trump on Thursday invited British Prime Minister Theresa May to visit him "as soon as possible" as they held their first conversation since his election, Downing Street said.

The pair reaffirmed the "very special" relationship between their two countries, while May emphasised their "long history of shared values" and of standing together "when it counts the most", her office said.

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Congratulating Trump on his shock win in Tuesday's presidential election, the British Conservative leader emphasised her wish to strengthen trade and investment as Britain leaves the European Union .

Trump, whose mother was Scottish and who has two Scottish golf courses, emphasised his close and personal connections and "warmth" for Britain, saying it is "a very, very special place for me and for our country".

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The so-called "special relationship" is of huge importance to London, particularly now as it prepares to sever its ties with the EU following the June vote to leave the bloc.

May was quick to congratulate Trump in a letter, and some commentators had begun questioning why she had not yet received a phone call more than 24 hours after he won the vote.

 

 

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