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U.K.’s May Keen on Australian Trade Deal Soonest After Brexit

  • Two new premiers held call Saturday, will meet at China G-20
  • U.K.’s EU membership prevents nation signing own trade deals
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Australia Eyes Trade Deal With the U.K.

The U.K. and Australia are eager to negotiate a free-trade agreement as soon as possible, the two nations’ newly appointed premiers said following a telephone conversation on Saturday.

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, who took office 19 days after her country voted to leave the European Union, and her Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull said they will meet at the G-20 summit planned for Hangzhou, China, in September. May, noting that Britain still remained an EU member and was legally prevented from signing trade deals, underlined that she is very keen to to complete an agreement.