Britain and U.S. say a trade deal can be done this year

LONDON (Reuters) – British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday trade deal between the two countries can be completed before presidential elections later this year.

am confident a deal can be done,” Raab told reporters. “There huge alignment in terms of our economic interest. Of course there will be difficult issues.”

Pompeo said: “I concur”.

(Reporting by William James and Costas Pitas; writing by Andrew MacAskill; editing by Stephen Addison)