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US and NZ pledge to advance science partnership


US and NZ pledge to advance science partnership

The United States and New Zealand held an inaugural Joint Commission
meeting on Scientific and Technological Cooperation, to identify
opportunities to intensify cooperation in ways that would support the
development of both parties’ competitiveness and economic sustainability.

Setting the tone for productive dialogue, Under Secretary Dobriansky said,
“The United States and New Zealand have a long history of strong diplomatic
ties drawing, in part, on a dense network of institutional associations in
the area of science and technology.

“By bringing together the best minds from New Zealand, the United States,
and the broader international community, we can innovate and create new
solutions to 21st century challenges.”

Research, Science and Technology Minister Steve Maharey, commenting on the
importance of the inaugural Joint Commission Meeting said, “The United
States is the world’s leader for scientific research and development. New
Zealand’s expertise in environment and agricultural sciences is well
recognised. Continued scientific collaboration is important not only for
both countries but also to solving important international issues.”


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