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Shinzo Abe's visit is a chance to celebrate our friendship with like-minded nations

Jan 10, 2019 - City A.M.

SOMETIMES find that foreign leaders are more aware of Britain's national strengths than we are at home. So let me itemise a few of them.

IThe UK has the fifth biggest economy in the world, the third biggest overseas aid budget, the second largest military budget in Nato, and a world-class diplomatic network, including permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council.

Our friendships and alliances span the globe. Britain's role is to use these connections to be what I call ...