Tung Chee-hwa is planning a meeting with United States President Bill Clinton on April 7. It is understood the Chief Executive has arranged talks at the White House as the highlight of his visit to the United States and Canada next month. Officials are putting the final touches to his itinerary, which may be released this week. While both sides remained silent on the agenda, China's entry to the World Trade Organisation and how the SAR might benefit are expected to be the main focus. It will be the second time Mr Tung has met the US President since the handover. He briefed Mr Clinton on how the SAR was faring on key issues such as democracy and the rule of law two months after the handover. A government source said: 'For meetings at such a senior level, nothing is confirmed until the very last minute.' Officials believe this trip will be less politically charged because overseas attention to the SAR has been low since Beijing's reinterpretation of the Basic Law to solve the abode crisis last June. But one source said the visit was still expected to arouse media interest. The Chief Executive plans to stop in New York, which he has said is a cosmopolitan model for the SAR to follow. In Canada, Mr Tung is expected to call on politicians and visit prominent information-technology companies. The visit was postponed from May last year due to the abode crisis. The Chief Executive's Office is expected to finalise the arrangements with consulate officials soon.