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UK’s Sunak Won’t Sacrifice Quality for Speed on India Trade Deal

  • Deal was due to be signed by Diwali in October, talks continue
  • Sunak’s comments come ahead of G-20 meeting with India’s Modi
Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak

Photographer: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said he won’t “sacrifice quality for speed” when securing the final details of a free trade agreement with India ahead of a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday. 

“No doubt we’ll be talking about it again when we meet this week,” Sunak told reporters on his way to the Group of 20 summit of industrialized nations in Bali. “But I wouldn’t sacrifice quality for speed. And that goes for all trade deals. It’s important that we get them right rather than rush them.”