UK, Canada agreed to redouble efforts for trade deal

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau elbow bump prior to a bilateral meeting during the G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, Britain, June 11, 2021. Alastair Grant/Pool via REUTERS

CARBIS BAY, England (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau agreed on Friday to redouble their efforts to secure a trade agreement as soon as possible to unlock such a deal's "huge opportunities".

"The leaders agreed a comprehensive Free Trade Agreement between the UK and Canada would unlock huge opportunities for both of our countries. They agreed to redouble their efforts to secure an FTA (free trade agreement) as soon as possible," Downing Street spokesperson said in a statement.

"They discussed a number of foreign policy issues including China and Iran."

(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge, writing by Elizabeth Piper)

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