US will be ‘on doorstep’ ready to sign UK trade deal after Brexit, says Pompeo

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On first trip to Washington as UK foreign secretary, Dominic Raab says Trump was ‘effusive in his warmth’ for Britain

The secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has said that the US will be “on the doorstep, pen in hand”, ready to sign a new trade deal with the UK as soon as possible after Brexit.

Pompeo was speaking alongside Dominic Raab, who was making his first trip to Washington as UK foreign secretary. Raab restated the British government’s determination to leave the EU at the end of October, and claimed that Donald Trump, whom he met at the White House on Tuesday evening, “was effusive in his warmth for the United Kingdom”.

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