Britain wants a comprehensive trade deal with the European Union as well as a defense pact when it withdraws from the bloc, British Prime Minister Theresa May said in remarks published by the Bild newspaper on Saturday.
Mae said her government wants a trade agreement that goes beyond EU agreement with Norway or Canada simply because Britain is negotiating a different position from the two countries’ positions.
“It’s not a selection process,” May told the widely-circulated Bild newspaper.
“We want to negotiate a comprehensive free trade agreement and a security agreement. We are in an introductory position different from Canada or Norway. ”
Britain and the European Union concluded a separation deal last month that paved the way for future trade talks between the two sides and bolstered hopes of an orderly withdrawal from the bloc.
“We are withdrawing from the European Union and not from Europe,” she said.