LONDON, May 5 British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said on Friday that the UK-Australia trade deal will come into force at the end of the month and will give businesses and citizens in both countries a “huge opportunity” by welcoming their Australian counterpart, Anthony Albanese.
The leader of the Conservative Party received the Australian Prime Minister this morning at his residence and official office in Downing Street (the seat of government), as part of a series of bilateral meetings that he will hold before the coronation of King Charles III, tomorrow, Friday.
During a 30-minute meeting, the two leaders discussed “the relationship between Australia and the UK, which has never been stronger” as well as AUKUS (the tripartite agreement with the US to supply Australia with nuclear submarines) and defense cooperation, Sunak revealed. .
Regarding the free trade agreement, which will enter into force at the end of the month, the British leader stressed that it “will bring opportunities to Australian companies that have grown in the United Kingdom, and therefore to British companies that have grown in Australia.”.
For his part, Albanese described this alliance as a “historic event of great importance” and noted that the meeting also discussed how to “expand” relations between people referring to visas, in addition to discussing issues of “cooperation on climate change”.
“Both governments believe there are huge economic opportunities from taking action on climate change and of course from our cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region,” he said. EFE