Shipley meets Sutton over trade deal
Rt Hon Jenny Shipley
Leader of the Opposition
Shipley meets Sutton over trade
Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley this evening had a
long-arranged meeting with Trade Negotiations Minister Jim
Sutton over the proposed free trade agreement with
"I made clear National's position which is
this: the minority Government has a problem with its junior
coalition partner which opposes this treaty and we do not
want to be embroiled in that problem.
"I put to the
Minister a proposal which I believe offers a way for the
Government to resolve this issue.
"As it is a genuine
offer, I don't plan to discuss it through the media.
expect to take up the offer with the Prime Minister in due
course to see that we find a way forward which is in New
Zealand's best interests, Mrs Shipley said.
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