Hon Murray McCully | MP for East Coast Bays

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Foreign Affairs
Mon 27 Mar 2017
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has today signed two arrangements with China aimed at strengthening cooperation in the areas of fisheries and international development, particularly in the Pacific region. The arrangements were signed in Wellington as part of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to New Zealand.  “These arrangements will strengthen and expand our cooperation even further,” Mr McCully says. ...
Foreign Affairs
Fri 24 Mar 2017
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will open an embassy in Dublin, Ireland. “New Zealand and Ireland enjoy a very warm relationship which is underpinned by our shared values,” Mr McCully says. “We work closely together on issues such as climate change, disarmament, and human rights, and are also both members of the Small Advanced Economies Initiative. “Having an embassy in Dublin will enable us to build on and strengthen this relationship.
Foreign Affairs
Fri 24 Mar 2017
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will open a High Commission in Colombo, Sri Lanka. "Establishing a High Commission in Colombo is a sign of New Zealand’s commitment to strengthening the relationship between our countries," Mr McCully says. ...
Foreign Affairs
Mon 20 Mar 2017
Foreign Minister Murray McCully leaves tomorrow to attend the Counter-ISIL Foreign Ministers’ Meeting being hosted by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington DC on 22 March. “New Zealand is committed to supporting Iraq as it addresses the threat posed by ISIL and works to stabilise affected communities” Mr McCully says. ...
Foreign Affairs
Mon 20 Mar 2017
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced he will attend the Counter-ISIL Foreign Ministers’ meeting being hosted by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington DC on 22 March. “New Zealand is committed to supporting Iraq as it addresses the threat posed by ISIL and works to stabilise affected communities,” Mr McCully says. ...
Foreign Affairs
Tue 14 Mar 2017
Foreign Minister Murray McCully will travel to Samoa this week to meet with Prime Minister Tuilaepa and members of his Cabinet. “My discussions with Prime Minister Tuilaepa and the Government of Samoa will cover a range of matters including renewable energy, New Zealand’s support to Samoa’s tourism sector and New Zealand’s Pacific Sporting Partnerships Programme,” Mr McCully says. ...
Foreign Affairs
Mon 6 Mar 2017
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has condemned in the strongest terms today’s launch of multiple missiles by North Korea. “This decision is highly provocative and deeply detrimental to regional and global security,” Mr McCully says. ...
Foreign Affairs
Fri 3 Mar 2017
Foreign Minister Murray McCully travels to the Gulf region this weekend for meetings in Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Bahrain.  “Our relationships with this important region are growing at a great pace and my visit will be an opportunity to continue discussions about priority areas, including the NZ-GCC FTA, regional security issues and cooperation in areas such as renewable energy,” Mr McCully says. ...
Foreign Affairs
Mon 20 Feb 2017
Foreign Minister Murray McCully will travel to the Cook Islands this week to undertake a range of meetings, including with Prime Minister Henry Puna and his Cabinet. “My discussions with Prime Minister Puna and his Cabinet will cover a range of matters including New Zealand’s support to the Cook Island’s tourism sector, which accounts for over 60% of national GDP,” Mr McCully says.   ...
Foreign Affairs
Thu 16 Feb 2017
Foreign Minister Murray McCully will travel to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands next week for meetings with their political leaders about partnerships, economic development and maintaining political stability. “Papua New Guinea is the largest Pacific Islands country, a leader in the region, and an important partner for New Zealand,” Mr McCully says. ...
Foreign Affairs
Thu 16 Feb 2017
Foreign Minister Murray McCully welcomes the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Péter Szijjártó to New Zealand, who he will meet in Auckland on Friday this week. “This visit presents an opportunity to deepen this relationship, including through discussing trade opportunities and New Zealand’s ambitions for a Free Trade Agreement with the EU,” Mr McCully says. ...
Foreign Affairs
Thu 9 Feb 2017
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed to New Zealand the Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wang Yi, who he will meet in Auckland tomorrow. “This year, New Zealand celebrates 45 years of bilateral relations with China, and our important partnership continues to be forward-looking,” says Mr McCully. “Our two-way trade stands at over $23 billion and our aim is for this to reach $30 billion by 2020. We’ve grown in education connections and tourism, with 70 direct flights a week between our countries.”