NZ Minister to attend Pacific Leaders’ Meeting with UNSG
May 13, 2019 4:58 pm
New Zealand’s Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters
New Zealand’s Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters will travel to Suva tomorrow with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres.
They will attend the Pacific Islands Forum Leaders’ meeting on Wednesday.
Peters says the visit is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on issues facing the region to the UN’s top official.
Responding to climate change as a key focus for the Pacific, New Zealand wants to show that transformative action is possible, even by the smallest countries, through innovation and ideas.
The NZ minister adds that they want the UNSG to leave the meeting as a champion for our region, playing a constructive role in bringing knowledge, finance, and support from the international community.
The Foreign Affairs Minister will be meeting with Guterres this evening before travelling to Fiji together.