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Boris Johnson would meet Trump to negotiate trade deal after becoming Prime Minister: The Times

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Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to become Britain's next prime minister would want to meet US President Donald Trump within the first two months of becoming prime minister to negotiate a post-Brexit trade deal, the Times newspaper reported on Sunday citing an ally of the former London mayor.

[LONDON] Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to become Britain's next prime minister would want to meet US President Donald Trump within the first two months of becoming prime minister to negotiate a post-Brexit trade deal, the Times newspaper reported on Sunday citing an ally of the former London mayor.

"The key to the whole thing is the US. If we get a trade deal with America we will be very quickly in the market for other deals. It encourages others to realise that we mean business," the newspaper quoted Mr Johnson's ally as saying.

The former foreign secretary is ready to travel to the United States as soon as possible if he becomes the prime minister to secure a limited agreement before the Brexit deadline of Oct 31, the paper said. 

REUTERS