Thursday, 5 December 2019

Boris Johnson says reaching trade deal with US will be ‘tough old haggle’

LONDON: The announcement comes as the newly-appointed PM met at Downing street on Monday with US National Security Advisor John Bolton and senior British officials, where the two sides discussed inking a UK-US trade agreement following London’s departure from the European Union, among other issues.

UK prime minister Boris Johnson said that forging a trade deal with the United States would be a “tough old haggle,” but he believe the UK could get there, Reuters reported.

“The single biggest deal we need to do is with our friends and partners over the channel,” the British PM told Sky news regarding the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.

He added, “In my experience, the Americans are very tough negotiators indeed and we will do a great deal with them and it will open up opportunities for businesses, particularly services companies in the U.S.

“It will be a tough old haggle but we’ll get there,” the PM said.

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