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British Minister to visit US to discuss free trade agreement


British Foreign Trade Secretary Liz Truss will visit Washington next week to discuss a free trade agreement in the third round of negotiations, the Financial Times reported, citing informed sources.

Gareth Milner via flickr
Gareth Milner via flickr
Truss is set to hold talks in Washington with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Monday and Tuesday, according to a source familiar with the British minister's schedule.

"I think they see this as an opportunity to assess our current situation, agree on the next steps and priorities, and continue to build relationships," the source said.

Earlier, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed their intention to conclude a trade agreement that meets the interests of the two countries.

After Britain leaves the EU, London will need to conclude trade agreements with foreign countries. The terms of the trade agreement with the United States are the most controversial in British society: the opposition says about the dangers of privatizing the national health system, allowing American companies to enter the British market and opening the market for American food that was not previously delivered to Britain due to non-compliance with EU norms.

source: ft.com