New Zealand Embassy Washington, United States of America

Meeting between NZ Minister of Foreign Affairs and U.S. Department of State

New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully met with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during his visit to Washington from 17 to 19 May 2011.

Prior to the meeting, Minister McCully and Secretary Clinton took the time to meet with members of The American Friends of Christchurch, an initiative that supports broad-based earthquake-relief efforts in Christchurch, New Zealand. 

After the meeting ended, a public briefing was held. Both Mr McCully and Secretary Clinton spoke of the strength of the New Zealand/United States relationship, which was affirmed last year by the signing of the Wellington Declaration during Secretary Clinton's visit to New Zealand.

They discussed cooperation in the Pacific, Afghanistan, and developments in the Middle East, and Mr McCully expressed thanks for the generous support offered by the United States in the wake of the Christchurch earthquake.

To watch live coverage of the Remarks, click here.


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