Statement on visit to New Zealand

Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy Wellington.

James R. Clapper, U.S. Director of National Intelligence, is on a routine visit to meet with senior officials to discuss a wide range of issues important to both countries.

The relationship between the United States and New Zealand has never been stronger, and we welcome the opportunity to work closely to safeguard our mutual national security interests.  As a matter of long standing policy, we do not discuss the specifics of intelligence matters.