British Foreign Secretary arrives in Singapore seeking closer Asia-Pacific ties

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will be arriving in Singapore on Feb 10, 2020.
British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will be arriving in Singapore on Feb 10, 2020.PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON - British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab arrives for a one-day meeting in Singapore today (Feb 10) as part of a four-nation tour through the Asia-Pacific region, one which also included talks with key actors such as Japan and Australia.

The fact that the head of Britain's diplomacy undertakes this tour just one week after his country formally left the European Union is not accidental. "Now is the time to put Global Britain into action," said Mr Raab as he left London last week. "The Asia-Pacific region is full of opportunities and our message is that the UK is open for business", he added.

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