New trade role for MP

A Shropshire MP has been appointed by the Prime Minister to a new role drumming up trade in the Far East.

Daniel Kawczynski with Trade Secretary Liz Truss on his first day as the Prime MInister's trade envoy to Mongolia
Daniel Kawczynski with Trade Secretary Liz Truss on his first day as the Prime MInister's trade envoy to Mongolia

Daniel Kawczynski, MP for Shrewsbury and Atcham, has been appointed trade envoy to Mongolia.

Mr Kawczynski is one of 31 envoys who are responsible for building relations with countries around the world, strengthening bilateral trade.

He said: "I look forward to working closely with HM Ambassador to Mongolia, Philip Malone, on strengthening the trade relationship with Mongolia, and working with Liz Truss and the Department for International Trade in helping build a global Britain."

The trade envoy programme was launched in 2012, and now covers 69 different markets.

Other high-profile trade envoys include former chancellor Lord Lamont of Lerwick, responsible for Iran, and former Black Country MP Lord Austin of Dudley who was appointed to forge trade links with Israel.

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