BRITAIN’S CHANCELLOR OF EXCHEQUER VISITING SOUTH AFRICA

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has arrived in South Africa for a visit aimed at ensuring that Brexit will strengthen and not undermine trade and investment ties between the two countries.

Hammond, who arrived here Wednesday, said he is committed to ensuring that Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) will work for its relationship with South Africa.

Hammond said South Africa is a strategic partner for Britain in Africa and internationally.

Earlier, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan met Hammond at the National Treasury in Pretoria.

Hammond will also hold meetings at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and attend a roundtable with individuals from major South African business sectors.

The Chancellor will also meet fintech start-ups, investors in Britain and attend the South Africa Youth Reception in partnership with the Tutu Foundation and the Mandela Rhodes Foundation.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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