UK eye Australia as major trade partner after Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May says she’s eager to create a free trade agreement between the UK and Australia.

After meeting with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, May says she’s hoping to trade more with Australia as the UK leave the European Union.

“We’ve both made clear our intention to continue to deepen our trade and investment relationship as the UK leaves the EU,” May said.


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“Our Brexit negotiations have started well and I’ve made clear to Prime Minister Turnbull that an ambitious and comprehensive bilateral trade deal with Australia remains a priority for the UK.”

If successful the trade deal would be worth over 16 billion dollars.

Outside of the office, the Australian Prime Minister and May visited the Borough Market on Monday.

The markets were the scene of the recent terror attack which saw terrorists drive vans through London Bridge, before attacking people with machetes.

Mr Turnbull thanked the brave police officers who tried to save victims, which included two Australians.