New Zealand - Meeting between Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne and David Parker (Paris, 29 May 2018)

Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Minister of State attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, met with David Parker, New Zealand Minister for Trade and Export Growth, on the eve of the opening of the Meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level, chaired by France, which is taking place on May 30 and 31.

Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne thanked his counterpart for his commitment; New Zealand is the co-chair of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level which has the theme “Reshaping the foundations of multilateralism for more responsible, effective and inclusive outcomes.”

The two ministers underscored the importance of open, rules-based trade and reaffirmed their commitment to inclusive and sustainable globalization, which takes full account of social and environmental responsibility, for the well-being of all our citizens. This cooperation is fully in line with the joint declaration adopted during the visit to France by Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand.

France and New Zealand enjoy long-standing close relations, based on the values forged on the battlefields during World War 1, and maintain regular dialogue on the international situation.