United Kingdom Prime Minister, Theresa May is expected to travel to South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya in an attempt to highlight trade opportunities that are open to the U.K, following its withdrawal from the European Union.
The Prime Minister will meet leaders from the three African countries on a five-day visit. May will be accompanied by 29 business executives, FTSE 100 bank Standard Chartered Plc and London’s start-up company, Farm. Ink which created an information-sharing mobile platform for farmers.
The United Kingdom P.M seeks to build up economies outside the European Union as time is nearing Britain’s planned exit from the world’s largest trade bloc in March 2019. The United Kingdom sees potential in the African continent, says Bloomberg.
“As we prepare to leave the European Union, now is the time for the U.K. to deepen and strengthen global partnerships,” May said in a statement. The U.K. Prime Minister further said “a more prosperous, growing and trading Africa is in all our interests”.