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UK interested in both TPP and Japan FTA after Brexit, says Hunt

Foreign secretary calls Japanese companies 'some of our most important investors'

The U.K. will explore bilateral and multilateral deals to ensure stable investment from Japan after Brexit, said Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.   © Reuters

LONDON -- The U.K. is exploring entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership as well as a free-trade agreement with Japan after it leaves the European Union at the end of March, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt told Nikkei on Wednesday.

"We would always seek a trading relationship with Japan whether through a bilateral deal or through TPP that has the lowest possible barriers to trade," Hunt said in an interview, a day before Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives in London Thursday to meet with British counterpart Theresa May.

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