The president of the United States, Donald Trump, said Thursday (15.08.2019) that he is optimistic about the possibility of forging a trade agreement with the United Kingdom after his departure from the European Union on October 31.

"I think we are going to have a big and fantastic trade agreement with the United Kingdom. We should do a lot more business than we are doing with the United Kingdom," Trump told reporters in New Hampshire, on the East Coast, before attending a campaign rally.

"We will have a fantastic relationship with the United Kingdom and a magnificent trade agreement. This is moving rapidly," added the Republican president, who has frequently shown his proximity to the new British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.

The two leaders spoke on Wednesday. "We appreciate each other very much," Trump told reporters. Last week, the head of British diplomacy, Dominic Raab, said from Washington that he expected the signing of an "ambitious" trade agreement with the United States after Brexit. (afp)

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