McCully to visit Laos and Viet Nam
Hon Murray McCully
2012 Media Statement
McCully to visit Laos and Viet
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will
travel to Laos on Sunday for the 9th Asia Europe Meeting
(ASEM) summit in Vientiane.
Discussions among the 51 ASEM
nations will focus on pressing economic and political
issues, and on ways to enhance cooperation between Asia and
Mr McCully will also attend bilateral meetings
with ASEM counterparts.
Following the summit, Mr McCully
will visit Hanoi to meet his Vietnamese counterpart HE Pham
Mr McCully will also meet a number of other
political leaders to discuss the bilateral relationship as
well as regional and international issues.
forward to again meeting with the Vietnamese leadership.
Viet Nam is an increasingly important regional partner for
New Zealand and we share a wide range of bilateral
political, trade and economic interests,” Mr McCully says.
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