Theresa May calls on Commonwealth to boost trade and forge new links

Vastavam web: British Prime Minister Theresa May will call on the Commonwealth on Monday to boost trade and forge new links, launching a summit of the 53 nations which have become increasingly important to Britain as it leaves the European Union.British Prime Minister Theresa May will call on the Commonwealth on Monday to boost trade and forge new links, launching a summit of the 53 nations which have become increasingly important to Britain as it leaves the European Union.

“Our Commonwealth family already accounts for one-fifth of global trade,” May said in a statement before the meeting.“And we must continue to work together to build further upon this solid foundation by building on our existing trade links and establishing new ones.”May will unveil new programs to free up trade, improve the skills of young people and boost women’s participation in business, including an offer of 7 million pounds ($10 million) in Commonwealth-wide support to boost women-owned businesses in countries where being female is a professional barrier.