The United Kingdom is gearing up for greater economic collaboration with Asean, hoping to offset the weakness in its own economy and that of Europe.
China, India and Asean are all targets of the UK business sector, according to Wick Baird, chief executive of UK Trade Investment (UKTI) in London. In January, UKTI will have offices in all 10 Asean countries when Cambodia becomes the latest host to the trade promotion body.
British ambassadors from all Asean capitals gathered in Singapore last week to readjust their strategies to push for greater investment and higher trade profiles, added Mark Kent, the UK ambassador to Bangkok.
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