#information Truss admits NO US trade talks happening ahead of first talks with Biden in New York #WorldNews
Liz Truss admits there are NO trade talks with the US happening and deal won’t be completed for YEARS as she braces for first assembly with Joe Biden in New York
- New PM Liz Truss is in New York to attend the United Nations common meeting
- Ms Truss will meet US president Joe Biden for talks for the first time tomorrow
- The premier has admitted there aren’t any trade negotiations occurring with the US
The PM is in New York for the UN common meeting, and can meet the US president tomorrow.
But talking to journalists en route she conceded that there’s little signal of progress on the post-Brexit trade pact desired by the federal government.
Ms Truss stated there are at the moment no negotiations happening to thrash out an settlement.
And with the US President centered on home points, she indicated she doesn’t count on talks to resumed in the ‘brief or medium time period’.
Sources confirmed the PM fears significant talks could not resume for years.
Liz Truss (proper) is in New York for the UN common meeting, and can meet US president Joe Biden (left) tomorrow
Trade talks with Donald Trump reached a sophisticated stage with hopes of an overview deal solely knocked off-course by the Covid pandemic.
But Mr Biden, who opposed Brexit, has made clear that he desires to deal with America’s home issues moderately than in search of new trade agreements.
Ms Truss stated the UK would focus as a substitute on placing free trade offers with India, Gulf states and members of the 11-strong Trans-Pacific Partnership (CTPPT) which incorporates Australia, Mexico, Canada, Singapore and Japan.
Speaking to reporters on a flight to New York, the PM urged tomorrow’s assembly with Mr Biden would deal with safety.
‘The primary challenge is world safety and ensuring that we’re in a position to collectively deal Russian aggression and making certain that Ukraine prevails and that Putin would not have success in Ukraine,’ she stated.
‘That is a big precedence for European safety in addition to making certain that we’re working collectively with different members of the G7 to ensure we aren’t strategically depending on authoritarian regimes.
‘In phrases of trade: I discussed earlier getting CTPPT accession, getting a trade deal with India, getting a trade deal with the Gulf Co-operation Council. Those are our trade priorities.
‘There is not at the moment any negotiations happening with the US and I haven’t got an expectation that these are going to begin in the brief to medium time period.’
Agreeing a complete US trade deal has been a key Brexit goal for successive governments and was pursued vigorously by each Boris Johnson and Theresa May.
But though Mr Johnson continued to boost the problem when Mr Biden got here to energy, officers warned privately that the brand new administration had no curiosity in attempting to make a hit of Brexit.
While ministers have pursued particular person agreements with a quantity of US states, reminiscent of Indiana and North Carolina, there was little significant negotiation with the White House since President Biden took cost.
Trade talks with Donald Trump (pictured with Boris Johnson in 2019) reached a sophisticated stage with hopes of an overview deal solely knocked off-course by the Covid pandemic
One supply stated that Ms Truss’s feedback had been a ‘recognition of actuality’.
Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan instructed Sky News: ‘The Prime Minister and the President will likely be assembly this week, they will be speaking a few selection of completely different points, together with potential trade offers. So let’s examine what comes out of that assembly.’
Pressed on the subject of the assembly, she stated: ‘The goal of this assembly is to not safe a trade deal.
‘This is the first bilateral assembly between the newly elected prime minister and the president of the United States.’