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Swiss and British governments to discuss post-Brexit ties

Local News // Aug. 18, 2016
Swiss and British governments to discuss post-Brexit ties

Representatives of the Swiss and British governments are gearing up to discuss the countries' post-Brexit ties.

The Swiss government began preparing for the meeting the moment Britain voted to leave the EU.

Possible topics include Britain's return to the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and free trade area, of which it was part of before it joined the EU.

Current EFTA members are Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Switzerland could be interested in negotiating its own free trade agreement with Britain after Brexit officially takes place, as well as discussing open skies and airspace, tax deals and security policy.

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