James Cleverly calls on Foreign Secretary to promote intra-Commonwealth trade at CHOGM

James Cleverly speaking in the House of Commons at Foreign Office Questions, March 2018

James Cleverly calls on the Foreign Secretary to promote intra-Commonwealth trade and investment at the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

James Cleverly (Braintree) (Con)

The trade out of poverty all-party parliamentary group, which I co-chair, is soon to release a report on trade and investment intra-Commonwealth. Will my right hon. Friend read that report and champion that agenda at the forthcoming CHOGM summit?

Boris Johnson

My hon. Friend makes an excellent point, because the job of the Commonwealth summit is not just to promote trade between the UK and our ​53 Commonwealth friends, but to promote intra-Commonwealth trade, and that is where some of the biggest opportunities lie.

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