For the second time running, the UK’s newly appointed Foreign Secretary chose to visit Mexico as part of their first overseas visit. So on 23 September I found myself back in Mexico City, for the first time in many years (since finishing my posting here as a junior diplomat) waiting for the newly appointed Foreign Secretary’s arrival (fresh from the UN General Assembly in New York). Ahead of us, the start of a two-day visit to strengthen UK-Mexico relations, with trade a core component.
In an article by the Sunday Telegraph, just before flying over, the Foreign Secretary depicted the UK’s post-EU-Exit mind-set. The outlook for Global Britain emphasises market openness as a source of prosperity, and an increased determination to seek multilateral solutions to the biggest challenges. It also stresses the importance of deepening relationships with allies, partners and “old friends” around the world, moving more swiftly and with more agility. In her own words, “Global Britain”, is being transformed before our eyes, as for the first time after almost 50 years Britain’s trade policy is an independent one.
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