New Zealand is ready to be a 3rd get together in Ukraine’s case towards Russia within the Worldwide Court docket of Justice following the invasion earlier this 12 months.
The prime minister mentioned diplomacy wanted to be the strongest instrument to de-escalate tensions within the area, saying the battle should not be characterised as a battle of the West towards Russia.
Ms Ardern is on an Australian go to aimed toward strengthening commerce and safety ties.
Local weather change ‘should be a overseas coverage precedence’
She referred to Australia as New Zealand’s largest buying and selling companion, its solely formal ally, its largest marketplace for overseas funding and the place the place 40 per cent of overseas arrivals in New Zealand landed in 2019.
Ms Ardern and Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will attend the PIF subsequent week.
The leaders’ assembly is predicted to cowl labour shortages, financial hyperlinks, regional safety, Indigenous cooperation, migration, financial restoration and local weather change.