The comments made by Anne-Marie Trevelyan, the Secretary of State for International Trade, on 13 October 2021.
Enhancing our bilateral relationship with Italy is a win-win, which will boost export opportunities and investment promotion for our businesses.
Italy is our ninth-largest trading partner, while the UK is Italy’s fifth-largest export market – I am delighted we are kicking off this discussion.
The UK and Italy are also working side-by-side to deliver a successful COP26 Summit. The next 18 months are critical for our planet and together we will lead by example to accelerate progress towards a green, resilient and inclusive recovery.