Boost for post-Brexit international trade as UK signs new agreement with Ukraine
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has signed an agreement with the president of Ukraine to strengthen political and trade ties between the two countries.
The Prime Minister signed the Strategic Partnership Agreement with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as part of the UK government’s plan to establish post-Brexit trade agreements with countries around the world.
When brought into force, the agreement will enable businesses to continue trading as they do now after the end of the Transition Period.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson commented: “The UK is Ukraine’s most fervent supporter. Whether it’s our defence support, stabilisation efforts, humanitarian assistance or close cooperation on political issues, our message is clear: we are utterly committed to upholding the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
“The Strategic Partnership Agreement we signed today signals the next chapter in our relationship. It’s a chapter that will bring increased security and prosperity for both the people of the UK and Ukraine.”
International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss, added: Free trade is an incredibly powerful agent of economic growth, opportunity and human progress.
“This agreement enables our two countries to continue working closely together, both on a political level and in the field of commerce.
“Thanks to this deal, the aircraft, automotive and pharmaceutical industries can continue to thrive and support jobs in Ukraine and across the UK.”
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