New Zealand PM Ardern to visit Singapore, Japan

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks during an interview with Reuters in Wellington, New Zealand, on Dec 11, 2019.
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New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will lead a trade mission to Singapore and Japan later this month, the government said on Monday (April 11) in a statement.

The statement said that the Prime Minister, who will be accompanied by Minister for Trade and Export Growth Damien O'Connor and 13 business leaders, is making the visit to reconnect with two of its closest Indo-Pacific economic and security partners.

"We must continue to reconnect with the world and I look forward to supporting our businesses across a range of sectors, and seeing my political counterparts in person," Ms Ardern said in a statement.

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