UK’s Raab says pursuing trade deals with Australia, U.S., Indo-Pacific region

Britain's Foreign Secretary Raab and his Indian counterpart Jaishankar hold news conference in New Delhi
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab gestures as he addresses the media during a joint news conference in New Delhi, India, December 15, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

December 27, 2020

(Reuters) – With Britain and the European Union having clinched a deal, the United Kingdom is now pursuing trade deals with Australia, the United States and countries in the Indo-Pacific region, UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab wrote in The Telegraph late on Sunday.

“We are pursuing trade deals from Australia to the U.S. and around the world – particularly in the Indo-Pacific region, a huge growth market for the future,” Raab wrote in the newspaper

“In January, the Prime Minister will visit India to boost our economic ties with the world’s biggest democracy, and will join Prime Minister Narendra Modi for India’s Republic Day celebrations,” he added.

(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Daniel Wallis)