Hon Ron Mark

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New Zealand will conclude its non-combat Building Partner Capacity (BPC) mission at Taji Military Complex in Iraq in June 2020, when full responsibility for basic training will be handed over to the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters and Minister of Defence Ron Mark announced today.

Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern Rt Hon Winston Peters Hon Ron Mark
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Firstly, thank you to our Singaporean hosts for your warm hospitality, and the International Institute for Strategic Studies for the invitation to speak on a topic very important to New Zealand.

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It is my pleasure to welcome you all to the 2019 Pacific Environmental Security Forum.

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E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangamaha,

Tēnei te mihi aroha ki a rātou o tātou hoia o ngā tau I mua nei.

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Thank you very much for coming today.

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Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa

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It has been a full year since I last stood before you as a new Minister.

Ron Mark

Hon Ron Mark