New Zealand Embassy Seoul, South Korea

Prime Minister Key congratulatory phone call to President Park

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and President Park Geun-hye of the Republic of Korea in Seoul, March 2012. (Credit: Prime Minister's Office)

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key extended warm congratulations to President Park Geun-hye on her taking office, during a phone conversation on Wednesday 27 February. 

The conversation affirmed the close and longstanding friendship existing between New Zealand and Korea and the desire of leaders to build an even stronger bilateral relationship.  Prime Minister Key said he would highly value the opportunity to finish the bilateral Free Trade Agreement negotiations.  President Park said Korea and New Zealand were reliable partners and she thanked Prime Minister Key for New Zealand's support on key issues.

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