UK secretary of state for international trade Kemi Badenoch has spent the last two days in India holding consultations with her Indian counterpart Piyush Goyal.
It was very constructive. It’s in the context of a refresh to the free trade agreement (FTA), between elections in Gujarat and change of our PM over the summer, things had quietened down.
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Both sides want a really ambitious deal, but it really has to be balanced. When we come in we have multiple asks.
What are the key areas of interest for the UK?
We need to focus on the quality of the deal, not speed. What we have done, Mr Goyal and I, is to get the negotiators to move at pace,.
Do you have a timeframe in mind for FTA?