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London. On his trip to the United Kingdom, Economic and Digital Affairs Minister Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart opened the new NRW.INVEST UK/London office together with Petra Wassner, CEO of NRW.INVEST. By doing so, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany's economically strongest federal state, is expanding its relations with the UK.

Minister Pinkwart: "I am delighted that North Rhine-Westphalia now also has an office in the United Kingdom. NRW is the leading German federal state in terms of direct investments by British companies. We want to intensify these close relationships in times of Brexit and hope to be able to welcome even more British companies to North Rhine-Westphalia in the future."

1,500 of the 19,000 foreign companies in North Rhine-Westphalia come from the UK. That is 22.1 percent of all British firms in Germany, including such well-known companies as BP, Dyson, Lush and Vodafone. Read full release

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