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NZ, South Korea free-trade agreement looks imminent

A long-awaited free trade agreement between New Zealand and South Korea appears close to being inked following talks in Seoul last week. Officials concluded the ninth round of talks on Friday. Comments by both New Zealand and Korean diplomatic sources suggest the deal is imminent, with people close to the talks saying there were no “thorny issues” outstanding, with both sides in “substantial agreement”. …

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British Foreign Secretary William Hague in NZ next week

United Kingdom Foreign Secretary William Hague will visit New Zealand next week, Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully announced today. “I look forward to welcoming Mr Hague to New Zealand for the second time in two years,” McCully says. McCully and Hague will hold formal bilateral talks in Auckland on Tuesday , January 15. “This is an excellent opportunity to address critical foreign …

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McCully to hold Burmese talks on Monday

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will hold official talks with his counterpart from Burma (Myanmar), Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin, on Monday. Mr Lwin is visiting New Zealand as part of his country’s increasing international engagement since embarking on fundamental political and economic reforms a year ago. “New Zealand is greatly encouraged by the nature and scale of the reforms …

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PM’s dance card full with three visiting political leaders within three weeks

Samoan Prime Minister, Hon Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi visits New Zealand later this week to mark the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Friendship between the two countries. “I visited Samoa in August to mark the anniversary, and I am pleased to host Prime Minister Tuilaepa for a return visit during this special milestone year in our relationship,” Prime Minister John Key said. …

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