LIZ Truss is to meet with the leaders of six other nations on Monday, including the US and Canada – but the media will not be told of anything that is said.

The new Tory prime minister will meet six world leaders in her new role, from Ireland, Poland, Canada, Australia, America, and New Zealand.

However, because the meetings will take place during the official "national mourning period", there will be no cameras present, and no information will be revealed on what is discussed.

On Saturday, Truss will meet with Australian prime minister Anthony Albanese, and the New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, at Chevening in Kent.

On Sunday at Downing Street, Truss will meet with Joe Biden, the US president, along with the Irish Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, the Polish president, Andrzej Duda, and the Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau.

In the evening, there will be a Buckingham Palace reception for world leaders.

Each of the first meetings in her role as Prime Minister is surrounded by crisis. As well as major global instability over Ukraine and Russia, there is the energy crisis, skyrocketing inflation, and a national crisis over Brexit and EU relations.

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As the UK is refusing to allow certain checks on goods crossing the Irish Sea from Britain to Northern Ireland, tensions are once again mounting over Brexit protocol implementation. This may be discussed on Sunday with the Irish Taoiseach but the public will not know what is said.

The lack of reporting on the first meeting Truss has with world leaders since her appointment has drawn criticism over government transparency.

One of Truss’s official spokespeople said he did not agree with the view that the period of mourning was being used as an excuse to avoid media scrutiny.

Diplomatic meetings usually have a read-out by senior civil servants, containing the contents of the meeting and what was discussed.