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As Brexit nears, Johnson pushes for deeper trade ties with Africa

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives at the Libya summit in Berlin, Germany, January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson will call for deeper investment ties between Britain and Africa at a summit for leaders of 21 African countries on Monday that comes days before his country will leave the European Union.

After securing Britain’s departure from the EU, the world’s largest trading bloc, on Jan. 31, Johnson is keen to develop business ties with countries outside Europe.

At the summit in London, Johnson will call for Britain to be the “investment partner of choice” for

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