New Zealand PM Bill English visits Berlin n January 2017Enlarge image (© Bundesregierung/Steins)
On 16 January 2017, New Zealand PM Bill English was officially welcomed by German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel with full military honours at the Chancellor's Office in Berlin. At a joint working lunch, bilateral relations and economic developments as well as regional and global issues were topics of conversation. Dr Merkel emphasized the common values both countries share and advocated a speedy conclusion of a free trade agreement. Enlarge image (© Bundesregierung/Steins) A joint press conference concluded their meeting. PM English also met with German Finance Minister Schüuble and attended a round table discussion with the heads of the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung. Enlarge image (© Bundesregierung/Steins) It was newly-elected PM English's first foreign visit, which also took him to London and Brussels.
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