NATO Secretary General to visit New Zealand

  • 05 Aug. 2019 - 06 Aug. 2019
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  • Press Release (2019) 082
  • Issued on 01 Aug. 2019
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  • Last updated 12-Aug-2019 10:52

The NATO Secretary General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, will travel to New Zealand on Monday 5 August and Tuesday 6 August 2019.

On 5 August, Mr. Stoltenberg will visit Christchurch, meeting with local authorities and the community affected by the March 2019 mosque attacks. Later in the day, he will participate in an event at the Centre for Strategic Studies at Victoria University of Wellington.

On 6 August, Mr. Stoltenberg will meet Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and have a joint press conference. He will also meet separately with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Winston Peters, Defence Minister Ron Mark, and other senior officials. He will lay a wreath at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.

Media Advisory

5 August

18:00 (local time)    Secretary General gives remarks and takes questions at the Centre for Strategic Studies at Victoria University of Wellington

6 August

09:05 (local time)    Joint press conference by the Secretary General and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

Still and video images will be available from the NATO website after the events.

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