Thursday, June 13, 2024

PM travels for first Trans-Tasman talks

Prime Minister Christopher Luxon will travel to Sydney on Wednesday to meet with Australian Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese.

Mr Luxon said Mr Albanese was one of the first international leaders he spoke with after the general election, and he looked forward to having ongoing discussions throughout his term as New Zealand’s leader.

“The coalition Government will be engaging internationally with new urgency and intensity, to invest in relationships, increase prosperity and enhance our security,” the PM said.

“That starts with Australia, New Zealand’s most important partner and only ally. We are deeply connected on every level and on every issue and have strong people-to-people ties.”

He said New Zealand was committed to working with Australia to support a stable and secure Indo-Pacific region.

“I look forward to discussing our close security and defence relationship,” said Mr Luxon.

Prime Minister of Australia, Anthony Albanese (file image).

“Our two economies are deeply interlinked, and we need greater focus on improving the business environment on both sides of the Tasman. I look forward to meeting with some key investors in New Zealand while I’m in Sydney, to hear how we can help them thrive.”

Mr Luxon says the discussions he has in Sydney will benefit all people across the trans-Tasman relationship.

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