Bordallo Meets with Speaker Carter, Ambassador Moore to Discuss Bilateral Relations with New Zealand

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Washington D.C. –  Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo met Wednesday with Speaker David Carter of the New Zealand House of Representatives and New Zealand’s Ambassador to the U.S. Mike Moore.

For the first time in 30 years, the U.S. and  New Zealand have resumed military-to-military contacts and the Congresswoman says in a release that expanded defense cooperation with New Zealand is a sign of strong bilateral relations as well as the progress being made on the Asia-Pacific rebalance.

Bordallo said that Speaker Carter emphasized the importance of the trade agreement known as the “Trans-Pacific Partnership” to the U.S. economy and U.S. security. She says in a release that they had a “candid discussion about the importance this trade agreement to our overall rebalance strategy.”

 

[L-R: Speaker Carter, Congresswoman Bordallo and Ambassador Moore.) Congresswoman Bordallo discusses bilateral relations between the United States and New Zealand with Speaker David Carter of the New Zealand House of Representatives and Ambassador Mike Moore.]

READ the release from Congresswoman Bordallo below:

Bordallo Meets with Speaker Carter, Ambassador Moore to Discuss Bilateral Relations with New Zealand
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 29, 2013 – Washington, D.C. –

Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo today met with Speaker David Carter of the New Zealand House of Representatives and Ambassador Mike Moore to discuss bilateral relations between the United States and New Zealand.

“For the first time in almost 30 years, the United States and New Zealand are resuming military-to-military contact,” said Congresswoman Bordallo. “I appreciated meeting with Speaker Carter and Ambassador Moore to discuss our countries’ joint defense activities as well as the importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Expanded defense cooperation with New Zealand is a sign of strong bilateral relations as well as the progress being made on the Asia-Pacific rebalance. The Speaker emphasized the importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership to the United States’ economic and security future. I appreciated the candid discussion about the importance of this trade agreement to our overall rebalance strategy.”