The Daily Express has revealed that UK officials will fly to the US next week to prepare the foundations for a post-Brexit trade deal.

In what will be viewed as a significant improvement for Theresa May's credibility at home and abroad, British and American officials will meet in Washington DC on July 24th and 25th to initiate a new trade deal once Britain leaves the European Union in March 2019. The meeting has been organised by the UK-US trade and investment working group.

'This gathering will focus on commercial continuity.'

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will be attending the meeting.

An unnamed official disclosed to The Daily Express that the gathering would focus on commercial continuity and strengthen trade and business ties.

The 'special relationship' between the UK and the US has been further boosted by the Trump administration's efforts to reach out to Britain. New data has revealed that President Trump phones the Mrs May more than any other global leader since he took office in January. They have talked either in person or on the phone a total of nine times.

'The person who has ruined Germany.'

Many commentators will view this as a crucial step in ensuring the UK can form free trade deals with other countries throughout the world after March 2019. It may also help ease threats of mutiny from the Conservative Party at home.

Both leaders met in January at the White House during Mrs May's official visit to the US. In a joint press conference, President Trump pledged constant support and faith in the two countries' 'special relationship.' He vowed to renew the deep bond between both nations, a direct snub at his predecessor, Barack Obama, who many viewed as anti-British.

The US President was also invited to attend a state visit to Britain in October this year on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, despite recent protests from the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, that he should not be allowed to visit the UK.

The only country that comes close to the UK's record is Japan, where Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the President have talked both in person and on the phone a total of 8 times.

One meeting between the two leaders was conducted with an awkward handshake.

President Trump has held seven talks with Israel, Saudi Arabia and Germany. The latter is particularly surprising to many of the Republican's critics, as he has dismissed Angela Merkel as the person who has ruined Germany. He also refused the German Chancellor's offer of a handshake during a tense meeting at the White House earlier this year.

The US President has held six talks with China, Egypt, Canada and Turkey, and five with Russia, South Korea, France and Peru.

'At the back of the queue.'

The topic of trade between the US and Britain has been a tense issue since the beginning of the EU Referendum last year when Barack Obama warned British voters that the UK would be 'at the back of the queue' for a trade deal if it left the trading bloc.

His Republican successor has been a staunch critic of the EU since he began his campaign to become president. He visited Scotland the day after the referendum result and has pledged to aid Britain in any way he can if elected. The Republican nominee even invited former UKIP leader Nigel Farage to attend a rally of his in the summer last year, which was quickly condemned by his Democrat rival, Hillary Clinton.

It is believed Mr Trump wanted to repeat the same shock effect that the Brexit result had in Britain after last year's EU Referendum. He went on to secure an unexpected victory at the polls last year, much to the surprise of many political analysts.

Since being elected, the Republican President has vowed to reverse Obama's pledge to keep Britain at 'the back of the queue' for a trade deal and has instead said the UK would be 'at the front of the queue.' He also said a trade agreement between both nations could be organised 'pretty quickly.'