Eyeing post-Brexit deal, U.K. trade minister to visit Japan on Friday


U.K. International Trade Secretary Liz Truss will visit Japan, Australia and New Zealand for a total of five days this week, the British government said.

The tour is aimed at preparing for trade negotiations after the United Kingdom’s planned exit from the European Union at the end of October.

Truss will visit Japan on Friday, U.K. officials said Monday.

She said the U.K. is looking forward to holding free trade agreement negotiations with its trade partners after Brexit.

Truss, who formerly took the position that the U.K. should stay in the EU, adopted a hard-line Brexit policy of not hesitating to accept the country’s departure from the EU without a deal when she joined the Cabinet of Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

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