Why Prime Ministers travel
Building international relationships: why Prime Ministers
Last week I led a delegation to Samoa, Tonga, and
Niue in a Pacific goodwill mission to reinforce our strong
relationship with these countries.
Click here to see highlights of the Pacific
Next week I will be visiting the United
States, including the White House to meet with President
Rt Hon John
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