Trump: We will make a very big trade deal with Britain[/rtl]
[rtl]Release date:: 2019/8/25 13:51 • 96 times read[/rtl]
US President Donald Trump pledged to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday a major trade deal for Britain after leaving the European Union, describing the new prime minister as the right man to get the country out of the Union.
Johnson, who faces a delicate task to reassure European allies and not anger Trump at the G7 summit in France, said trade talks with the United States would be tough but there were huge opportunities for British companies in the US market.
Speaking to reporters before a bilateral meeting focused on trade, Trump said Britain's EU membership had hampered efforts to strengthen trade ties.
“We are going to make a very big trade agreement - bigger than any we have with the UK,” Trump said.
Trump and Johnson spoke at the French resort of Biarritz, where he went to attend the G7 summit, which exposed sharp differences over trade protection and a host of other issues including climate change and digital taxes before they even started.
British government officials say London favors a comprehensive free trade agreement with the United States after leaving the European Union, while some US officials, including Trump's national security adviser John Bolton, have spoken of a sector-by-sector approach.