McCully to visit Africa and Middle East
18 January 2013
McCully to visit
Africa and Middle East
Foreign Affairs Minister
Murray McCully will travel to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, next
week to attend the African Union Executive Council.
quarter of the world’s states are members of the African
Union, and Africa is of increasing interest and
importance to New Zealand,” Mr McCully
“This visit provides an opportunity for New
Zealand to engage on a range of important regional
Mr McCully will also visit the United Arab
Emirates to meet his counterpart, Foreign Minister Sheikh
Abdullah, and sign a partnership arrangement with the Abu
Dhabi Environment Agency.
“New Zealand and the UAE have
an increasingly close relationship. I am pleased to be
signing an agreement that will see New Zealand share some of
its world-leading environmental and conservation management
expertise,” Mr McCully says.
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