British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson(2ndR) walks to attend a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Capitol Hill Jan. 9, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP / ZACH GIBSON
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Britain will be in the "front seat" to negotiate a new trade deal with the incoming administration of Donald Trump, a top Republican in the United States Senate said, the BBC reported.Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker said after meeting British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson that a trade deal between the two countries would be a priority as Britain prepares to leave the European Union.Trump, while a candidate for the U.S. presidency, hailed Brexit as a "great thing" when visiting Scotland the day after the vote, though Britain cannot sign a trade deal until it leaves the EU which under current plans will likely be in 2019 .
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