Prime Minister John Key will travel to Malta later this week for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, before attending climate change talks in Paris and heading to Berlin for a meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Prime Minister John Key has welcomed an agreement to work more closely with the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to boost trade and investment links and announced New Zealand will invest over $200 million into the region.
New Zealand has taken a significant step towards expanding trade and economic links with the European Union, with a commitment to progress Free Trade negotiations announced today, Prime Minister John Key says.
On 6 October 2015, negotiations for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement were successfully concluded. TPP is New Zealand’s biggest ever free trade deal and will deliver significant benefits for our country.
Prime Minister John Key has addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York, focusing on a call for action in Syria and on other conflicts, reform of the veto process and on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Mr President. The 70th anniversary of the United Nations is a good opportunity to reflect on the organisation. For most of us, the United Nations has been one of the key international realities of our lives. It has been at the heart of and has shaped the significant developments of the post-World War II era. But, as we all know, it is not perfect.