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UK's Johnson, Trump look forward to ambitious trade agreement: Downing Street

UK's Johnson, Trump look forward to ambitious trade agreement: Downing Street

US President Donald Trump gets on well with Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson -- in part because of Brexit AFP/Erin Schaff

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Donald Trump said they looked forward to continued close cooperation and the negotiation of an "ambitious free trade agreement" during a phone call on Monday (Dec 16), Johnson's Downing Street office said.

"The prime minister spoke with President Trump, who congratulated him on the result of the general election," a Downing Street spokesman said in a statement.

"They discussed the huge importance of the relationship between the UK and US, and looked forward to continued close cooperation on issues such as security and trade, including the negotiation of an ambitious free trade agreement."

READ: British PM to present Brexit Bill to MPs on Friday - spokesman

Source: Reuters/jt

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