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Britain and U.S. say a trade deal can be done this year

LONDON (Reuters) – British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday a trade deal between the two countries can be completed before presidential elections later this year.

“I am confident a deal can be done,” Raab told reporters. “There is huge alignment in terms of our economic interest. Of course there will be difficult issues.”

Pompeo said: “I concur”.

(Reporting by William James and Costas Pitas; writing by Andrew MacAskill; editing by Stephen Addison)

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