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PM visits south-east Asia

David Cameron is leading a trade delegation to south-east Asia this week to boost UK trade and investment.

The Prime Minister is joined by 31 representatives from businesses from every region of the UK. Deals worth over £750 million and creating 270 new jobs across the UK are due to be agreed this week.

PM priorities for the visit

Trade and investment

The main focus of the visit is about opening doors to future trade. The region is forecast to grow at 5% this year and has the potential to unlock huge opportunities for jobs and growth in the UK.

The PM has called for the EU to jump start a trade agreement with ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) worth £3 billion to the UK economy.

Countering ISIL

The PM is also expected to raise the threat from Islamist extremism with President Widodo in Indonesia and later in the week with Prime Minister Najib of Malaysia. The leaders will discuss what more the UK can do with countries in south-east Asia to defeat terrorism. Read the Prime Minister’s recent speech on extremism or listen to an audio version.

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About the delegation

The Prime Minister is joined by 31 representatives from businesses from every region of the UK.

 

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