UK says first round of trade talks with Australia was ‘productive’
LONDON (UK) – British trade minister Liz Truss said on Tuesday the first round of trade talks with Australia was “productive”. The groundwork for a comprehensive deal has been laid.
Following its exit from the European Union in January, Britain is keen to secure trade deals around the world, thereby focusing on countries such as Australia and the United States. This will help them to assert its independence from the world’s largest trading bloc.
Truss said in a statement, said, “Discussions between negotiators were productive and reflected our shared ambition to secure a comprehensive deal to boost trade and investment between our like-minded economies.”
“Teams discussed their respective objectives and agreed a forward plan for future talks. Our positive discussions in round one have laid the groundwork for the UK and Australia to achieve high-quality outcomes across the agreement.”
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