US wants to start on UK trade deal very soon: Kud­low

Muscat Daily - - BUSINESS -

The US wants to soon start work on a trade deal with the UK af­ter re­cently clos­ing agree­ments with Mex­ico and Canada and with China, Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s top eco­nomic ad­vi­sor, Larry Kud­low, said on Mon­day.

“We look for­ward to a trade deal with Prime Min­is­ter Boris John­son; we’ll prob­a­bly get started on that very soon,” Kud­low said in Washington. He said he plans to visit the UK early next year with Na­tional Se­cu­rity Coun­cil of­fi­cial Matthew Pot­tinger.

John­son, who won a clear par­lia­men­tary ma­jor­ity in an elec­tion last week, spoke with Trump by phone on Mon­day, dis­cussing is­sues in­clud­ing ‘the ne­go­ti­a­tion of an am­bi­tious free-trade agree­ment’, the prime min­is­ter’s of­fice said in an emailed state­ment.

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