August 7, 2019 / 8:53 AM / a month ago

Raab praises Trump's warmth, wants a U.S. trade deal

FILE PHOTO: Dominic Raab, leadership candidate for Britain's Conservative Prime Minister, attends a hustings event in London, Britain, June 15, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville

LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab praised U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday, adding that he was looking forward to clinching a post-Brexit free trade deal with the United States.

After meeting Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in Washington, Raab said: “We appreciate the president’s warmth and enthusiasm for the UK-U.S. relationship.”

“The UK looks forward to working with our American friends to reach a free trade deal that is good for both countries, and cooperating on the common security challenges we face,” Raab said.

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Kate Holton

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