House Speaker Ryan sees long battle over tax reform


House Speaker Ryan sees long battle over tax reform

US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan led a delegation to Oslo on Tuesday where he discussed Russian Federation and NATO's military buildup with Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg, the speaker's office said in a press release.

Paul Ryan, a senior member of Donald Trump's Republican party, told a central London audience that United States lawmakers are committed to working with the president towards a bilateral agreement with the UK. In remarks at the Policy Exchange think tank, Ryan addressed a deal that has been dormant since last September.

"The US will work closely with our European Union friends and chart a path forward on TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) negotiations".

'We want the parties to come together and strike a lasting agreement, a strong UK-EU relationship is in all of our best interests'.

"The US stands ready to forge a new trade agreement with Great Britain as soon as possible so that we may further tap into the great potential".

His commitment to a new economic relationship between the U.S. and United Kingdom came nearly a year to the day that Barack Obama, the former president, threatened to send Britain to the "back of the queue" if it voted to leave the European Union.

Mr Ryan's comments come as the Prime Minister prepares to hold talks with Antonio Tajani, the president of the European Parliament, which will ultimately have to approve any post-Brexit deal between the United Kingdom and EU.

"This is your country, you make those decisions", he said.

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