Theresa May has formally rejected a petition signed by 1.8million people calling for a state visit by Donald Trump to be abandoned because it will "abandon" the Queen.
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تاریخ انتشار: ۲۶ بهمن ۱۳۹۵ - ۱۱:۳۱ 14 February 2017
Telegraph - Theresa May has formally rejected a petition signed by 1.8million people calling for a state visit by Donald Trump to be abandoned because it will "abandon" the Queen.

The Government's response to the petition "recognises the strong views" of those who supported the petition but says he should be extended the "full courtesy of a State visit". 

It says: "HM Government believes the President of the United States should be extended the full courtesy of a State Visit. We look forward to welcoming President Trump once dates and arrangements are finalised.

"HM Government recognises the strong views expressed by the many signatories of this petition, but does not support this petition.

"During her visit to the United States on 27 January 2017, the Prime Minister, on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, invited President Trump for a State Visit to the UK later this year. The invitation was accepted.

"This invitation reflects the importance of the relationship between the United States of America and the United Kingdom. At this stage, final dates have not yet been agreed for the State Visit."

 The state visit, which is expected to take place later this month, will now be the subject of a debate in Parliament next week. 

It has already been the subject of controversy with a series of high-profile rows over its cost and whether Mr Trump should be allowed to address Parliament.

John Bercow, the Speaker of the Commons, is facing pressure to quit after saying that Donald Trump should be barred from addressing Parliament because of "racism and sexism".

The petition states: "Donald Trump should be allowed to enter the UK in his capacity as head of the US Government, but he should not be invited to make an official State Visit because it would cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen."

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