Joint Statement: US-New Zealand Strategic Dialogue

Press Release – Joint Statement US New Zealand Strategic Dialogue US Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns opened the 2013 US-New Zealand Strategic Dialogue with New Zealands Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade John Allen; Chief of Defence Force Rhys Jones; Secretary to the Treasury Gabriel Makhlouf; and … U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release                                                                       May 23, 2013 2013/0627 Media Note Joint Statement: US-New Zealand Strategic Dialogue US Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns opened the 2013 US-New Zealand Strategic Dialogue with New Zealand’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade John Allen; Chief of Defence Force Rhys Jones; Secretary to the Treasury Gabriel Makhlouf; and Deputy Secretary of Defence Bede Corry today at the US Department of State as part of our countries’ ongoing bilateral discussions.  Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs James P. Zumwalt led the discussion and welcomed the productive efforts of the United States and New Zealand to jointly tackle key challenges. The two sides discussed issues of global concern and challenges in the Asia-Pacific region. They reiterated their commitment to continuing to strengthen the strategic partnership between the United States and New Zealand. The issues discussed by the United States and New Zealand included: • The US rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region and areas of concern, including the situation on the Korean Peninsula; • The...

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