April 18, 2018 / 7:14 PM / 10 months ago

Canada tells Britain it can pursue trade deal quickly after Brexit - May's office

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the gardens of 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, April 18, 2018. Jack Taylor/Pool via Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Canada and Britain will be able to quickly pursue a new trade deal after Brexit, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau told British counterpart Theresa May at a bilateral meeting on Wednesday, according to May’s office.

“Prime Minister Trudeau said he believed that, post-Brexit, the UK and Canada governments would be able to move in rapid fashion towards a new trade deal that will be particularly¬†beneficial to both countries,” a Downing Street spokeswoman said in a statement.

“They agreed the bilateral trade and investment relationship would continue to go from strength to strength.”

Reporting by Alistair Smout; Editing by Alison Williams

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