United Kingdom and New Zealand to increase cooperation in the Pacific and on global challenges

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Relief Web 18th April 2018

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters announce closer cooperation between the United Kingdom and New Zealand in the Pacific Islands region, following a meeting in London.

During the meeting, which took place at the Churchill War Rooms, Mr Johnson and Mr Peters also exchanged views on a wide range of foreign policy issues of concern to both countries, including defence and security challenges and the importance of cooperation to preserve and advance the international rules-based system at a time when it is under stress.

The two foreign ministers also discussed a range of bilateral issues, including future negotiations on a bilateral Free Trade Agreement once the United Kingdom departs the European Union in March 2019, and Mr Peters reiterated New Zealand’s support for the UK following the attack in Salisbury.

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