New Zealand prime minister to meet Biden to discuss US engagement in Indo-Pacific

31/5/2022 9:44:00 AM

New Zealand prime minister to meet Biden to discuss US engagement in Indo-Pacific

Copy to clipboard https://str.signed a security pact with the Solomon Islands.LinkedIn New Zealand named a 15-man squad for the three-test series against England but said on Monday that Henry Nicholls and Trent Boult are doubts for the first match at Lord's.LinkedIn LAHORE : Chamari Athapaththu's Sri Lanka will be keen to garner as many points as possible in the one-day series against Pakistan beginning on Wednesday as they begin the long trek towards the 2025 Women's World Cup.

sg/w2HW WELLINGTON (REUTERS) - New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will meet US President Joe Biden on Tuesday (May 31) at the White House, where she said she expects to discuss ongoing US engagement in the Indo-Pacific region."Top of mind for us, alongside the situation in Ukraine, is the situation in our region," she told New Zealand media at a press conference in Washington DC.Ardern said that along with meeting Biden, she also expected to meet Vice President Kamala Harris, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and US Indo-Pacific coordinator Kurt Campbell."We'll be encouraging the United States to really continue and strengthen engagement in our region including economic engagement, which is really critical to our region.Jacob Duffy, Blair Tickner, Rachin Ravindra and Hamish Rutherford were released from the initial 20 player squad." The meeting has taken on greater importance as New Zealand in recent weeks has raised concerns about China's presence in the region following news that Beijing had signed a security pact with the Solomon Islands.It’s not about new initiatives.China has made a concerted push to grow its influence and the country's foreign minister is currently in Tonga as part of a region-wide tour."In this edition we will try to gain as many points as we can," Maroof said.

Ms Ardern said along with meeting Mr Biden, she also expected to meet Vice-President Kamala Harris, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and US Indo-Pacific coordinator Kurt Campbell.Ardern has been in the United States as part of a trade delegation promoting New Zealand and business.The first test begins on Thursday against an England side that is now being coached by former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum."It's not about annouceables.It's not about new initiatives.The two countries are close friends, but the meeting with Biden had been uncertain after Ardern earlier this month, given strict White House pandemic protocols.It is actually about that relationship," she said.Ms Ardern has been in the United States as part of a trade delegation promoting New Zealand and business.Related:.Having said that, it is important for us to prepare well and to deliver the best we can.

She also delivered the commencement address at Harvard University.The two countries are close friends but the meeting with Mr Biden had been uncertain given strict White House pandemic protocols.Three members of Ms Ardern's delegation have now also tested positive for Covid-19.More On This Topic.

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