In a significant breakthrough, US President Donald Trump has finally agreed to deliver the State of the Union Address on February 5.
The decision was taken after an agreement was reached in this regard between the White House and Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives.
Trump's annual speech was initially scheduled for this Tuesday but had to be postponed because of the largest government shutdown due to differences between the White House and opposition Democrats on the issue of US-Mexico border wall.
"When I wrote to you on January 23rd, I stated that we should work together to find a mutually agreeable date when government has reopened to schedule this year’s State of the Union address,” Pelosi said in a fresh letter to Trump dated January 28.
"In our conversation today, we agreed on February 5th. Therefore, I invite you to deliver your State of the Union address before a Joint Session of Congress on February 5, 2019 in the House Chamber,” she added.
In response, Trump said in a letter to Pelosi that he has accepted the new invitation.
"It is my great honour to accept. We have a great story to tell and yet, great goals to achieve," Trump said in his letter, which was released by the White House.
(With PTI inputs)