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Boris Johnson to dedicate UK war memorial at Pukeahu

News from NZ Government
United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will visit New Zealand from 23-25 July.

Secretary Johnson will meet Prime Minister Bill English and senior ministers and the Leader of the Opposition and participate in a ceremony to dedicate the United Kingdom memorial at the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.

“New Zealand and the United Kingdom enjoy a close and enduring friendship,” says Foreign Affairs Minister Gerry Brownlee.

“We share extensive defence and security links as well as significant business and investment ties.

“We also have a common interest in a range of international peace and security matters.

“We welcome Secretary Johnson’s visit as an opportunity to strengthen our close relationship at a time when the United Kingdom is seeking to reshape its relationships around the world following its decision to leave the European Union,” Mr Brownlee says.