Administrator Samantha Power meeting with Hon. Nanaia Mahuta, New Zealand Minister Of Foreign Affairs
For Immediate Release
Monday, November 22, 2021
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Rebecca Chalif:
Today, Administrator Samantha Power met with New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs Nanaia Mahuta. The Administrator thanked Hon. Mahuta for New Zealand’s role as a valuable development partner and reaffirmed a mutual commitment to cooperate on development progress across the Pacific Islands. The two discussed ongoing collaboration to respond to COVID-19 and climate change threats throughout the Pacific Islands, as well as broader engagement in infrastructure development that is focused on climate resilience. They also spoke about empowering women and girls in the Pacific, supporting the region’s renewable energy transformation and continuing to protect its coastal fisheries and work to foster good governance.
Great to welcome @NanaiaMahuta, #NewZealand’s first Maori woman Minister of Foreign Affairs, to @USAID. New Zealand’s regional expertise & collaboration has allowed our development partnership to succeed, especially on disaster response & disaster risk reduction in the Pacific. pic.twitter.com/259qsINiIM
— Samantha Power (@PowerUSAID) November 23, 2021
Visit to Smithsonian – Tuia te here tangata waka
While in Washington DC, the New Zealand Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta visited Waka Tuia Te Here Tangata on display in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
Ka rawe! A pleasure to meet @leafdoctor & visit waka Tuia Te Here Tangata today. It represents an enduring bond with @smithsonian & provides an opportunity to strengthen our historical friendship. It remains in 🇺🇸 to showcase the vibrancy & innovation of Māori culture and art. pic.twitter.com/9UkMnGEFzF
— Nanaia Mahuta (@NanaiaMahuta) November 23, 2021