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Britain's Johnson hails May's Brexit speech; eyes free trade agreement with India

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 00:44

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit speech is positive for the UK and the EU and hopes of boosting ties with India with the help of a free trade agreement. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Wednesday (January 18) said Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit speech was positive for the UK and the European Union and hoped of boosting ties with India with the help of a free trade agreement. Johnson's comments came after arriving in New Delhi for the second annual Raisina Dialogue, a geopolitical gathering sponsored by India's foreign ministry and the Observer Research Foundation, a think tank, which is competing for attention with the higher-profile World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Britain contributes to about 8 per cent to India's foreign direct investment and in turn India is the third largest foreign investor into the UK. May on Tuesday (January 17) said Britain will quit the European Union's single market when it exits the EU, in a decisive speech that quashed speculation she would seek a compromise deal to stay inside the world's biggest trading bloc. The Prime Minister promised to seek the greatest possible access to European markets. But she also said Britain would aim to establish its own free trade deals with countries far beyond Europe, and to impose limits on immigration from the continent.

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Britain's Johnson hails May's Brexit speech; eyes free trade agreement with India

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 00:44