Prime Minister Boris Johnson has signed another post-Brexit trade deal worth tens of millions outside of the EU.
Britain has made a free-trade deal with Kenya which has strengthened ties with the Commonwealth and to day Johnson has signed an estimated £146bn of deals to boost the UK’s economy.
There are now deals either agreed or made in principle with 52 nations across the world.
International Trade Minister Ranil Jayawardena said the agreement will help to give businesses a boost which will also protect jobs.
Britain are also looking to expand their trade portfolio with trade deals with other East African nations.
Jayawardena said, “I’m delighted we’ve reached a trade agreement with Kenya.
“This deal gives businesses the certainty that they’ll be able to continue trading as they do now, supporting jobs and livelihoods in both our countries.
“I look forward to forging further trade ties with Kenya – the largest economy in the region – and working with other East African countries to agree trade continuity, harnessing free and fair trade to secure shared prosperity for our peoples.”
Minister for Africa James Duddridge added, “The UK is a champion of liberal free trade and believes in building strong, lasting partnerships in Africa.
“Our approach delivers mutual benefits and we have a proud record of doing business with integrity.
“This trade deal will build on the UK and Kenya’s historic ties and is the perfect springboard to increase our trading in future.”
In September the government signed their first post-Brexit “free trade agreement with Japan” worth £15.2bn.
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