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UK hopes for Australia trade deal 'within months' - trade minister

Britain's Secretary of State of International Trade and Minister for Women and Equalities Liz Truss leaves Downing Street, in London
Britain's Secretary of State of International Trade and Minister for Women and Equalities Liz Truss leaves Downing Street, in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain hopes to be able to reach a trade agreement with Australia within months, British trade minister Liz truss said on Wednesday.

Truss said there had been substantial progress in talks so far, in areas such as data, digital and services.

"I hope we will be able to reach an agreement within months," she told a parliamentary committee.

(Reporting by Elizabeth Piper, writing by William James; editing by Michael Holden)