The British Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox, arrives at the meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street in London, Great Britain, November 13, 2018. REUTERS / Simon Dawson
LONDON (Reuters) – British trade minister Liam Fox will visit Tel Aviv on Tuesday to discuss the post-Brexit business opportunities with major investors and Israeli technology companies, his office said.
The trip will also include a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday.
Britain is trying to replicate existing EU free trade agreements and EU preferential agreements with third countries when it leaves the bloc, including the EU-Israel Association Agreement.
"Ensuring the continuity of our companies is the best basis for the growth of trade and double-track investment between the United Kingdom and Israel. "The complementary nature of our economies in areas such as science and technology … gives us an obvious opportunity," Fox said in a statement before the visit.
The Department of International Trade of Great Britain said that goods worth $ 9 billion were exchanged between Britain and Israel in 2017.
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