British Foreign Minister assures Japan on Brexit

epa07507448 Jeremy Hunt (L), British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, shakes with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) during a courtesy call at the latter's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, 15 April 2019. EPA-EFE/KIMIMASA MAYAMA /POOL

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British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt reassured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that the British government was determined to avoid a no-deal exit from the European Union.

Brexit has raised concern in London that Japanese firms will shift operations elsewhere if tariff-free trade ends with the rest of the European bloc.

Hunt made the comments as the two met at the Japanese leader’s residence in Tokyo.
Japan is one of Britain’s biggest foreign investors, building cars and other products in a country it has viewed as a gateway to the broader European market.

Via Reuters


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