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7/15/2019, 1:37 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Johnson to push for US-UK trade deal as 1st move - report

Candidate for the next United Kingdom prime minister Boris Johnson said that he would try to meet United States President Donald Trump and negotiate a US-UK trade deal within the first month of his tenure, the Times reported. According to a source close to Johnson's campaign, the former UK foreign secretary believes that such a high-level trade accord would encourage the conclusion of other similar deals with global partners.

Reportedly, Johnson would travel to Washington as soon as he takes up the Tory leadership in order to secure some kind of agreement with the White House before the current Brexit deadline, due October 31.

Earlier, the frontrunner for the Conservative Party leadership said that he would be "very robust with the US," adding that he intends to have a "close working relationship with whoever is in the White House."

Breaking the News / MA