09. June 2021 – 16:52 hour
Stuttgart (dpa/lsw) – The state of Baden-Württemberg wants to open its own foreign representation in London. This was announced by Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann (the Greens) on Wednesday in Stuttgart after a video call with British Secretary of State for International Trade Policy Greg Hands. “With our office in Baden-Württemberg, we want to create a visible anchor on site.”
Above all, this should contribute to the continuation and strengthening of economic and innovation relations, commercialization of sites, and networks of science and research. “By leaving the EU, Great Britain has taken a path that I regret.” But he was also relieved that the European Union and the government in London were able to conclude a trade and cooperation agreement before the end of the transition period. “After all, the UK remains one of our main trading partners.”
The country operates a total of nine foreign and commercial offices, for example in Ethiopia, Israel, India and also in San Francisco, USA.
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