Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully left has left the ‘Big Apple’ to visit Jamaica and Cuba for bilateral talks.
McCully displayed considerable prowess at the United Nations where he delivered a cut-through address slamming the Security Council’s failure to deals with the mounting deaths in Syria.
He wants the P5 – the club of five permanent council members; the US, Russia, China, France and Britain to voluntarily accept restrictions no the use of their ability to veto action.
The Foreign Minister is campaigning hard for NZ to get a seat on the 15-strong Security Council, and there are votes to had from smaller states in the region.
He will meet Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller and Foreign Minister Arnold J Nicholson in Kingston. In Havana he will hold foreign policy talks with Cuban Foreign Minister Rodriguez Parrilla and meet Foreign Trade Minister Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz.