Britain says making good progress on New Zealand trade deal

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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Thursday it was making good progress in trade talks with New Zealand, in a statement following the conclusion of the third round of negotiations.

"Good progress was made building on the constructive relationship established in the first two rounds," the government said. The talks took place between Jan. 25 and Feb. 9.

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"Discussions were pragmatic and identified considerable areas of convergence. Negotiators on both sides continued to recognise high levels of alignment and commonality in objectives."

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(Reporting by William James; editing by Sarah Young)