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John Key to meet President Obama on US visit


Prime Minister John Key will meet US President Barack Obama during a trip to Washington DC later this month.

NBR staff
Fri, 08 Jul 2011

Prime Minister John Key will meet US President Barack Obama during a trip to Washington DC later this month.

The visit will take place from 18 to 22 July, and will include a full two-day programme in Washington DC as well as time in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

The meeting with President Obama is scheduled for Friday 22 July local time (Saturday NZ time).

“The bilateral relationship with the United States is one of New Zealand’s most important,”  Mr Key said. “The relationship has improved over recent years, and I hope the visit will further strengthen ties.”

“Issues that I anticipate will be canvassed in Washington DC include the global and US economic outlook, the bilateral relationship, trade, and other Asia-Pacific regional issues,” says Mr Key.

The visit to Washington DC will also include a range of other meetings with US Government agencies, a speech to the United States Chamber of Commerce, and other events.

The full schedules for the Washington DC and the West Coast legs of the visit are still being finalised. 

NBR staff
Fri, 08 Jul 2011
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