Norwegian Trades Minister Monica Mæland has in a letter to her British counterpart Liam Fox called for a close trade dialogue between the two countries in the wake of the British no to the EU.
In the letter Mæland is asking for an “open dialogue” on issues related to how the commercial and business relations should be regulated in the future.
– I happy to announce that we agreed to initiate a dialogue on trade and commercial issues between Norway and the UK as a contribution to minimize any future disruptions in trade relations, said the trades Minister.
The newspaper Dagens Næringsliv wrote on Monday that Norway rejected a British request to join a new Brexit working group to prepare a new trade agreement between the two countries after Brexit.
This is not correct according to the Ministry of Industry, and DN published a correction on Tuesday.
The British suggested however a working group who could look at the consequences for industry and ensure good communication, according to the ministry.
SV would like to have answers to what this possible cooperation concerns and will be asking Mæland questions on the matter in Parliament. SV leader Audun Lysbakken believes it is important to “clarify what kind of cooperation the British want and involve our Parliament in any decision whether to agree or not to this.”
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today