WASHINGTON, D.C.—Delegate Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D-GU) met yesterday 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 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.” (PR)