For Immediate Release
June, 18, 2014
Contact: (202) 638-8601
US | NZ Council welcomes Rt. Hon. John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand, to Washington, DC
Prime Minister to share his views on New Zealand’s economic and trade priorities, the US/NZ trade and economic relationship, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations.
Washington, DC– June 18, 2014–The United States | New Zealand Council is pleased to host a breakfast event with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in honor of New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Thursday, June 19, 2014:
“With United States-New Zealand relations the best they have been in 30 years, there is a mutual interest in having the United States play an active and stabilizing role in the Asia-Pacific region” said Ed Farrell, Chairman of the US | NZ Council. “At this vital point of Asian-Pacific focus, it is an honor to host the Prime Minister and have the opportunity to engage with him and receive a well-rounded assessment of his government’s priorities for trade and economic policy, the state of the relationship between the United States and New Zealand, and the status of Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations.”
New Zealand Prime Minister Key is in Washington, D.C. for talks with President Barack Obama at the White House on a proposed Asia-Pacific trade pact, military cooperation, and climate change.
About the United States | New Zealand Council
The US | NZ Council, which was established in 1985, is the only independent group dedicated exclusively to advancing shared business, strategic, and cultural interests between the United States and New Zealand and throughout the Asia Pacific region. The Council promotes mutual objectives in trade, investment, economic growth, and security; and provides thought leadership on important Asia Pacific regional matters.
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