President Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke by phone Tuesday morning to discuss his administration's recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the status of Brexit negotiations.

"The Prime Minister called President Trump earlier this afternoon," a Downing Street spokesperson said in a statement. "She began by offering her condolences over the loss of life in the terrible train crash in Washington state."

U.K. officials said May confronted Trump about her opposition to recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, a day after Britain backed a UN Security Council vote to condemn the move.

But Trump and May "agreed on the importance of the U.S. bringing forward new proposals for peace and the international community supporting these efforts," according to a statement.

The two leaders also shared their desire to negotiate a "swift post-Brexit bilateral trade deal," once Britain has left the European Union.

Trump and May had not spoken since the British leader slammed her American counterpart last month for tweeting a series of anti-Muslim videos that had been shared by Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of a far-right political group in the U.K.

"I am very clear that retweeting from Britain First was the wrong thing to do," May said at the time.