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Release No: NR-328-14
June 20, 2014

Readout of Secretary Hagel's Meeting With New Zealand Prime Minister John Key

Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby provided the following readout:

Secretary Hagel met with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key this morning at the Pentagon. Secretary Hagel expressed appreciation for New Zealand's important contributions in Afghanistan and expressed enthusiasm for the renewed growth in U.S.-New Zealand defense engagements. The secretary and prime minister also discussed developments in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Asia-Pacific region, noting the need for countries to maintain a unity of purpose where their interests coincide.
 

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