Liz Truss has given her first speech since being promoted to the Foreign Secretary at the Tory Party conference in Manchester.
Truss who secured 68 trade deals when she was the Trade Secretary amounting to billions for the UK has vowed a trade explosion as she pledged new Brexit deals to create a “competitive, more confident” country which will be seen on the world stage.
Truss told members of the Tory Party conference, “Deeper trade links mean more jobs in the Scotch whisky industry, the car industry in the North East, and tech industry here in Manchester.
“Our Aukus agreement will make Britain safer and create hundreds of skilled jobs, from the shipyards of Govan to the factories of Tyneside.
“Our new cleaner, greener investment into developing countries will mean more jobs for British architects, engineers and technologists.
“This is the work I will be doing as Foreign Secretary.
“Banging the drum for Britain abroad to deliver for people here at home.
“Britain has always been at its best as an outward-looking, optimistic nation, confident in its ability to compete and lead.
“This is Britain I want us to be, patriotic and positive.”