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UK, Gulf May Sign Post-Brexit Trade Deal This Year, Bahrain Says

Zayed al-Zayani 
Zayed al-Zayani Photographer: Yasser Al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images

A trade deal between the U.K. and a six country bloc of Gulf oil producers including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates could be concluded before the end of this year.

Negotiations between with the Gulf Cooperation Council and the U.K. have begun and “we’re hopeful we could get something done by the end of this year or the middle of next year,” said Zayed Al Zayani, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism for Bahrain.