Speech: Moore – Foreign Policy in an Interdependent World

Speech – NZ Embassy in Washington Ambassador Mike Moore Address to Centre for Australia and New Zealand Studies, Georgetown University, Washington DC 12 April 2012 “Foreign Policy in an Interdependent World: A New Zealand Perspective” (As prepared for delivery) Ladies and Gentlemen, It’s …Ambassador Mike Moore Address to Centre for Australia and New Zealand Studies, Georgetown University, Washington DC 12 April 2012 “Foreign Policy in an Interdependent World: A New Zealand Perspective” (As prepared for delivery) Ladies and Gentlemen, It’s an honour to share some thoughts with you, report on the NZ, Australian and US relationship and put it in a historic, then global and regional context. I do this with some trepidation. I spent the first forty years of my life trying to get into the media and have tried ever since I was appointed trying to keep out of the media. If an ambassador is in the media, he or she is probably doing something wrong. It’s been said that a diplomat is always precariously poised between a cliché and an indiscretion. Staff up here remind me often, a little too often, that I’m not our chief negotiator, even less am I the Minister. I want to express my affection for our Aussie mates and partners. In particular I want to put on record my admiration for Ambassador Beazley. No one could wish for a better mate,...

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