Australian Foreign Minister welcomed to NZ

Auckland (Syed Mujeeb): Foreign Minister Murray McCully will welcome today Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop to New Zealand, for the second of their twice-yearly Foreign Ministers’ Consultations.

“These Consultations are an opportunity to discuss issues and share views across a range of foreign policy issues,” Mr McCully says.

“Our talks will focus on bilateral issues ahead of the annual Australia – New Zealand Leaders’ Meeting early next year, as well as our ongoing work together in the Pacific.

“We will also discuss our shared interests in Asia and the Middle East, and New Zealand’s continuing work on global security issues at UN Security Council,” Mr McCully says.

Minister Bishop departs Auckland on Saturday the 22nd of October.