الثلاثاء، 10 يناير، 2017

UK in "front seat" for US trade deal, top Republican says



Image copyright Reuters Image caption Boris Johnson has been meeting with top Republicans, including Bob Corker Britain will be in the “front seat” to negotiate a new trade deal with the incoming Trump administration, a top Republican in the US Senate has said.
A US-UK trade deal would be a priority, Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker said after meeting Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.
Barack Obama warned in April that the UK would be at the back of the queue for trade deals if voters chose Brexit.
Mr Johnson has been meeting with top Republicans on Capitol Hill.
“We hear we are first in line to do a great free trade deal with the United States. So, it"s going to be a very exciting year for both our countries,” he said.
Those meeting with the foreign secretary included House speaker Paul Ryan and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell. He travelled to Washington after meeting with Mr Trump"s senior advisers in New York.
A Foreign Office source told the BB..

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