Post Brexit, FTA with Britain will be fresh exercise: Sitharaman

New Delhi: Union Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said post Brexit, free trade agreement (FTA) with Britain will be a fresh exercise and work on FTA with EU will continue with a recalibrated approach.

The minister held a bilateral meeting with visiting British Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Sajid Javid to talk about trade in goods and services and investments.

Sitharaman said the Indian government has invited the chief negotiator from the British side to engage with their chief negotiator to take forward the entire process.

“During the meeting, both the leaders discussed issues of mutual interest. Both sides expressed hope to take proactive steps to deepen their ties and engagement in near future. Several issues related to bilateral trade and investment were discussed,” a statement said.