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LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) – British trade minister Liam Fox will visit Tel Aviv on Tuesday to discuss the post-Brexit business opportunities with leading Israeli investors and 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 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. of the visit.

The Department of International Trade of Great Britain said that goods worth $ 9 billion were exchanged between Britain and Israel in 2017.

(Report by Kylie MacLellan, edited by Alistair Smout)

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