New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, will visit Sydney from 6 to 8 July to attend the Australia New Zealand Leaders’ Meeting (ANZLM).
The ANZLM is an annual meeting. Discussions are expected to cover a range of topics including economic links, regional security, Indigenous cooperation, migration settings, economic recovery and climate change.
This visit follows Prime Minister Ardern’s June visit to Australia, and will also include a meeting of the Australia-New Zealand Leadership Forum (ANZLF).
The ANZLF is being held for the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic, and provides business and government leaders a valuable opportunity to meet.
The visit is also an opportunity to set the agenda for trans-Tasman cooperation into 2023, when Australia and New Zealand will celebrate 40 years of our Closer Economic Relations trade agreement and 80 years of mutual diplomatic representation.
Quotes attributable to Prime Minister Albanese:
“I am delighted to welcome Prime Minister Ardern back to Australia, along with her delegation of government and business leaders.
“This will be our second bilateral meeting in the past month, which is a reflection of the closeness of our trans-Tasman relationship. It truly is one of family.
“I look forward to discussing ways to strengthen Australia’s bond with one of our closest neighbour.”