Donald Trump will travel to London for a meeting of NATO heads of state in December.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced the event on Wednesday.

He said: "The meeting in London is an opportunity for Allied leaders to face up to current and future security challenges and to ensure that NATO continues to adapt to its population of nearly one billion people keep people safe. "

It is the 70th anniversary of NATO.

The Queen and Donald Trump inspect an honor guard at Windsor Castle
The Queen and Donald Trump inspect an honor guard at Windsor Castle during their visit in July

The last time Trump visited the UK, he distracted London from fierce protests over his visit due to security concerns.

This year he will be able to make fewer detours.

The Press Association had received figures earlier this week suggesting that Mr Trump's last visit to the United Kingdom cost £ 14.2 million.

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    on July 13, 2018 in London, England. Tens of thousands of anti-Trump protesters in London and across the country are expected to demonstrate against the presidential visit of the President of the United States. Many people disagree with their policy of separating migrant families, discriminating against military personnel of the transgender military, and amending laws to protect women's sexual health.
July: Tens of thousands of anti-Trump protesters demonstrate in London

Theresa May said in a statement: "The UK is one of the founding members of NATO, and I am delighted that the Secretary General has asked us to hold a meeting of NATO leaders this year on the occasion of his 70th birthday.

"For 70 years, NATO has been the cornerstone of our national security, but the challenges of today are very different from those we faced when the Alliance established its first headquarters in London.

"The UK has played a central role throughout NATO's history, as it has adapted to new and complex threats to our security.

"As we pay tribute to the servants and women who have been working so hard to protect us for many years, the December meeting is an important opportunity to identify the steps we need to take now to achieve this To modernize the Alliance and ensure its continued success. "

Activists blow up a giant balloon depicting US President Donald Trump as an orange baby
Activists blow up a giant balloon during their July visit, featuring US President Donald Trump as an orange baby

NATO has not yet confirmed a place and date for the meeting.

The announcement came when Macedonia made an important step in joining NATO by signing the accession protocol.

Greece has blocked the country's accession attempts for more than a decade because of name disputes.

The protocol must be ratified by the 29 members. Macedonia will call itself North Macedonia to avoid confusion with the Greek administrative territory of the same name.