UK and New Zealand: a warm and very strong relationship

Foreign Secretary William Hague welcomed New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully to the Foreign Office today.

Speaking after the meeting the Foreign Secretary said:

“It was a pleasure to welcome Murray to the Foreign Office this morning. The UK and New Zealand enjoy a warm and very strong relationship, built on shared values, as well as historical and cultural ties. At our meeting today we discussed areas of international interest, with a specific focus on the alarming situations in Syria and Iran. We also spoke of our shared interests in the Pacific including a number of positive recent developments in Fiji. Our discussion also touched on UK and New Zealand interests in Asia. I am also pleased that we spoke of opportunities for British companies in New Zealand.”