[LISTEN] 'UK wants to be the global leader in free trade'

Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns is in South Africa as part of the UK's Prime Minister Theresa May's Africa three leg visit.

Speaking to John Maytham, Cairns says they are also looking to strengthen ties between South Africa and Wales.

He says one of their main focus is green energy.

READ: UK to be the largest G7 investor in Africa by 2022

The wider purpose of this visit as well was as the UK leaves the European Union, this does really demonstrate that the UK wants to be the global leader in free trade. We believe that a warm trading partnership with South Africa is something we would like to pursue.

Alun Cairns, Secretary of State for Wales

ALSO READ: Theresa May reassures South Africa on Brexit, pledges R72 billion in investments

In some years in the future, the import and export to both nations will grow and that's the focus we've got.

Alun Cairns, Secretary of State for Wales

Listen to which investments areas they are focusing on...


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