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13 Jan, 4 tweets, 2 min read
Delhi: India, UK launch negotiations for the free trade agreement

"We aim for this to be a future-facing deal, accelerating the business that we do together in cutting-edge sectors that're reshaping the global economy," says UK Secy of State for Int'l Trade Anne-Marie Trevelyan ImageImageImage
We aim to double trade between our countries by the end of this decade. This is part of the UK's ambitious agenda to strengthen our strategic & economic partnership with India as it continues to cement its rightful place as an economic superpower: UK Secy of State for Int'l Trade Image
Those who understand agreements, recognise that both sides have to win in a free trade agreement. Our efforts will be to bring new avenues of growth for both countries. We'll expand trade between the countries to increase employment for both: Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal Image
We've decided to set a timeline to focus on mutual benefits for both sides. We look forward to working with UK to conclude interim agreement & a final free trade agreement at the earliest. Our prime focus is on building a substantive agreement:Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal Image

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