Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron become first foreign leaders to 'congratulate' Theresa May on her election victory

  • . Reacting to election as the US woke up to the news, Trump said it was 'surprising'
  • . He called Downing Street to say two countries' 'strong friendship' would carry on
  • . President of the US also offered his 'warm support' to counterpart Theresa May
  • . President Emmanuel Macron also invited PM to France at 'earliest opportunity'  

USPresident Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May participate in a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House

French President Emmanuel Macron walks past a sign reading "Breizh" during a visit in Lorient

A Downing Street spokesman said: 'US President Donald Trump called the Prime Minister to offer his congratulations. 
'Both sides agreed they look forward to continuing the close cooperation between our two countries.
'The French President Emmanuel Macron called to congratulate the Prime Minister, and said he was pleased that she would continue to be a close partner.
'The president invited the Prime Minister to visit France at the earliest possible opportunity, and they agreed that the strong friendship between our two countries was important and would endure.'

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