UK minister in Singapore for key talks

UK seeks closer Asia-Pacific ties, especially to continue trade under terms of deals with EU

MR DOMINIC RAAB, British Foreign Secretary.
MR DOMINIC RAAB, British Foreign Secretary.

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab arrives for a one-day meeting in Singapore today 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."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 10, 2020, with the headline 'UK minister in Singapore for key talks'. Subscribe