The United Kingdom and the United States reaffirmed their determination to achieve a mutually beneficial free trade agreement. This is stated in a statement issued on Tuesday by the office of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, following his talks in London with US Secretary of state Michael Pompeo.
вЂњThe Prime Minister and the Secretary of the state have emphasized their intention to agree on a strong free trade agreement between the UK and the US that will benefit the economies of both countries,вЂќ Johnson's spokesman said.
At the moment, negotiations are underway between London and Washington to conclude such an agreement. They began after the UK left the EU on the night of February 1 after 47 years in the community. This opened up opportunities for her to make trade deals around the world. In 2018, British exports to the US reached ВЈ123.5 billion ($157 billion at the current exchange rate), and American imports to the UK reached ВЈ78 billion ($99 billion).