United Kingdom – Conversation between Franck Riester and the British Minister of State for Trade Policy (03 Sept. 2020)

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Franck Riester, Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade and Economic Attractiveness, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will speak today with Greg Hands, British Minister of State for Trade Policy.

This initial conversation will provide an opportunity for the minister delegate to reaffirm French and European international trade priorities. Franck Riester will notably take stock of trade tensions observed at the global level and will underscore the importance of support for the multilateral trade framework, which is critical to ensuring that trade will contribute to economic recovery.

This exchange will allow for an in-depth discussion on preparations for the G20 Trade Ministers Meeting, scheduled to take place at the end of September 2020, as well on the most recent developments relating to the WTO.