Theresa May says several G-20 members want ambitious trade deals with Britain

Donald Trump and Theresa May hold a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit.
Donald Trump and Theresa May hold a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit.PHOTO: AFP

HAMBURG (REUTERS) - Leaders from several members of the Group of 20 economic powers expressed a "strong desire" to forge "ambitious new bilateral trading relationships" with Britain after it leaves the European Union, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Saturday (July 8).

Speaking at the end of a Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, May said: "Some of the countries I've been talking to here have shown great interest in working with us on trade arrangements in the future - the United States, Japan, China, India."

Turning to the Paris accord aimed at combating climate change, she added: "Like other world leaders here, I am dismayed at the US decision to pull out of the Paris agreement and I've urged President Trump to rejoin the Paris agreement."