Japan and the United Kingdom signed Friday a new agreement that will govern their economic ties, the first signed by the London Government after "Brexit" and that lays the foundations for a strong increase in trade between the two nations.

The pact was signed in Tokyo by UK International Trade Minister Liz Truss and Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Toshimitsu Motegi a month and a half after the points of the agreement were defined in a negotiation of more than four months. EFE-EPA