Aug 02, 2020 05:52 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Aug 02, 2020 06:03 Asia/Tehran]
  • Britain, US officials to meet next week for free trade agreement

British Trade Minister Liz Truss will meet top US officials in Washington in the coming days to assess progress on reaching a free trade agreement between the two countries, a spokesman for the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office said on Saturday.

Iran PressAmerica: Truss is scheduled to meet US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Monday and Tuesday, his office said, confirming a Financial Times report, according to Reuters.

After leaving the European Union in January, Britain is keen to stand alone and has started a series of trade negotiations with other countries. A deal with the United States is seen as a priority.

Truss has previously said there was no timetable set for Britain’s trade talks with the United States, adding that British negotiators had made “very good progress” despite conducting talks via video conference due to the coronavirus outbreak.

“We’re not going to rush into a deal and there is no deadline. We will be tough in pressing our interests,” Truss told a parliamentary committee in June.

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