London Mayor Khan Seeks North America Ties to Soften Brexit BlowBy
London Mayor Sadiq Khan will start a five-day visit to the U.S. and Canada on Wednesday as he seeks to build ties and reassure investors after Britain voted to leave the European Union.
Khan will meet Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Montreal before traveling to Chicago and New York to promote the U.K. capital as a center for business, investment and tourism, his office said in an e-mailed statement.
“In the wake of Brexit it is hugely important that we strengthen London’s ties with other major cities,” Khan said. “The key theme I will take into every meeting on this visit is that London is, and always will remain, open for business.”
Khan will meet with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and New York’s Bill de Blasio as well as Major League Baseball Commissioner Bob Manfred, with whom he will discuss plans to bring games to London.