18 July 2016 at 1:11 GMT
Britain and Australia are eager to negotiate a free-trade agreement as soon as possible, the two nations’ newly appointed prime ministers said following a telephone conversation on Saturday. John Glover writes that UK 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.
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