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Visiting Members of Congress

Press Release – US Embassy Wellington A U.S. congressional delegation, including two members of the United States House of Representatives, is visiting New Zealand this week. Representative Matt Salmon of Arizona is the Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and …Visiting Members of Congress A U.S. congressional delegation, including two members of the United States House of Representatives, is visiting New Zealand this week. Representative Matt Salmon of Arizona is the Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, and Representative Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming is a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The members of Congress are in New Zealand to gain first-hand perspectives on the positive state of the bilateral relationship, and to discuss a wide range of important regional issues of mutual interest to include the Trans Pacific Partnership and bilateral trade, as well as strategic issues. The Representatives have a full and diverse program of meetings with Ministers and other members of Parliament and briefings from academics, government officials, and business, civic, and agricultural sector leaders. https://salmon.house.gov/about/full-biography http://lummis.house.gov/biography/ ends Content Sourced from scoop.co.nz Original...

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United States – New Zealand Strategic Dialogue

Press Release – US Embassy Wellington United States Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Mr. Daniel Russel and New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs Secretary Mr. Brook Barrington met in Washington on May 29, 2015 to co-chair the fifth United States New Zealand …United States – New Zealand Strategic Dialogue United States Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Mr. Daniel Russel and New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs Secretary Mr. Brook Barrington met in Washington on May 29, 2015 to co-chair the fifth United States – New Zealand Strategic Dialogue. Drawing on the close partnership and excellent bilateral relations between the United States and New Zealand, the co-chairs reviewed the breadth of cooperation and exchanged views on regional and global matters of mutual concern, including maritime security, the coalition to counter ISIL, efforts to counter violent extremism globally, and matters before the United Nations Security Council. The co-chairs attended a lunch hosted by Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Ms. Catherine Novelli, where they discussed the ambitious Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement that will open markets, establish high standards for trade and investment throughout the region, and knit the countries of the region more closely together in commerce and prosperity – longstanding shared goals of the United States and New Zealand. They also discussed their mutual concern for...

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Anzac Day statement by US Secretary of State John Kerry

Press Release – US Embassy Wellington On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States of America, it is my pleasure to extend our warmest regards, this April 25th, to the people of Australia and New Zealand on this very special Anzac Day.Anzac Day statement by US Secretary of State John Kerry April 24, 2015 Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzac) Day On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States of America, it is my pleasure to extend our warmest regards, this April 25th, to the people of Australia and New Zealand on this very special Anzac Day. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Allied forces landing on the Gallipoli peninsula. The countless acts of bravery and heroism, demonstrated over ten months of battle on shores thousands of miles away, ultimately gave rise to a new national consciousness in Australia and New Zealand. This Anzac spirit, one defined by endurance, courage, and ‘mateship,’ still lives on in a shared commitment to individual rights and the rule of law, open and fair economic systems, and democratic freedoms. The United States is proud of our enduring cooperation with Australia and New Zealand in pursuit of these common ideals. We continue to work together on a wide range of issues, such as providing disaster relief and supporting good governance in the Pacific; promoting...

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