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Liz Truss call with New Zealand Minister Damien O'Connor

A readout of International Trade Secretary Liz Truss's call with the New Zealand Minister for Trade and Export Growth, Damien O'Connor.

The Secretary of State for International Trade, Liz Truss, has had a positive call today with New Zealand Minister for Trade and Export Growth Damien O’Connor.

They discussed the progress being made in negotiations to agree an ambitious, comprehensive Free Trade Agreement that supports jobs and provides more opportunities in key industries of the future like services, digital trade and the green economy.

Both sides agreed that good progress towards this objective was made during the fourth round of trade talks and committed to accelerating the process, with a view to working towards an agreement in the coming months.

Teams will now intensify talks, with Chief Negotiators meeting monthly, and the next formal rounds of talks will be scheduled for early June and July.

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