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FFNZ/National Farmers Fed. Of Australia Meeting

14 August 2000 PR91/2000

MEDIA ADVISORY

FEDERATED FARMERS OF NEW ZEALAND/ NATIONAL FARMERS FEDERATION OF
AUSTRALIA

JOINT EXECUTIVE MEETING 21 August 2000

The National Board of Federated Farmers of New Zealand and the top officials of the Australian National Farmers Federation will hold a Joint Executive Meeting, the first ever, in Wellington on Monday 21 August 2000.

The meetings brings together the elected officials and senior staff of each organisation for a day of discussion on common industry and political issues, including climate change, biotechnology, animal welfare, and international trade.

Media representatives are invited to attend the day-long discussions, which will be in the Discovery Room, James Cook Centra, Wellington. Please contact Gloria Hetherington on 04-473-7269 to register and to receive a copy of the agenda.

The United States Ambassador, Her Excellency Carol Moseley-Braun, will address the Joint Executive Meeting. In addition, the New Zealand Minister of Agriculture, Trade Negotiations, and Rural Affairs, the Hon Jim Sutton, will give a speech on trade issues.

Both organisations are active members of the Cairns Group Farm Leaders, a collection of farmer organisations set up to support freer agricultural trade. They also represent their respective countries in the International Federation of Agricultural Producers.

ENDS




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