PM Turnbull to visit NZ counterpart Bill English to strengthen ties

17 February 2017

Malcolm Turnbull will today become the first foreign leader to visit New Zealand since Bill English succeeded John Key as Prime Minister in December.

A private dinner and even a stroll along the shores of Lake Wakatipu in picturesque Queenstown are planned to help develop some personal chemistry between the two leaders.

That bond is as important as ever, as the neighbours face up to difficult economic challenges together in an uncertain world.

The two have met several times before. In his previous role as finance minister, Mr English made eight visits to Australia in the past two years alone.

Three or Mr English’s six children live in Australia.

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