U.S., New Zealand agree to closer relationship

18:28, November 04, 2010      

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New Zealand and the United States agreed on Thursday to closer relationship by signing a declaration on establishing strategic partnership.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in New Zealand as part of her visit to the Asia-Pacific region.

Hillary Clinton and New Zealand's Foreign Minister Murray McCully signed the "Wellington Declaration," a broad statement of principles that lays out parameters of expanded U.S.-New Zealand cooperation on counterterrorism, nuclear nonproliferation, transnational crime and climate change.

Areas specifically mentioned in the declaration were annual political military talks, regular ministerial-level meetings, and working together in the Pacific region on energy and natural disaster response projects.

Following her meetings with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and Foreign Minister McCully, Hillary Clinton told a joint press conference at the parliament that the two countries wanted to work together on the many areas of mutual interest.

She said the declaration provides the opportunity for the United States and New Zealand to co-operate more closely on promoting economic development and democracy in the region.

It also means greater co-operation on security, developing clean energy and responding to natural disasters, she added.


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