Foreign Minister Murray McCully visited Fiji on Monday 29 February to discuss the response to Tropical Cyclone Winston with the Fiji Government and look at how New Zealand can support recovery efforts.
Foreign Affairs Minister and National Party Member for East Coast Bays Murray McCully has announced that he will not contest the East Coast Bays constituency in next year’s general election. He advised his East Coast Bays electorate AGM of his decision last night.
I want to thank Foreign Minister Lavrov for very constructive discussions and a warm reception in Moscow.
We have held full and wide ranging discussions. Russia plays an important role in global affairs and I valued the opportunity to hear Russia’s views directly.
Bilaterally we have seen trade relations decline in the last two years.
Foreign Minister Murray McCully will travel to Suva tomorrow for the Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.
“The Foreign Ministers’ Meeting is an important opportunity to discuss regional priorities such as climate change, fisheries, and economic integration,” Mr McCully says.