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|28 May 2019, 1:09 p.m.||Andrew Rosindell MP (Conservative - Romford)||Andrew Rosindell MP (Conservative - Romford)|
Question to the Ministry of Defence
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps she is taking to build defence and security co-operation with New Zealand.
Answer (Lord Lancaster of Kimbolton)
New Zealand is a close defence partner. We work together on operations and defence capabilities, including the P8 Poseidon, while maintaining regular exchanges of personnel. HMS Montrose visited Auckland in January 2019. This relationship is further underpinned by regular meetings between senior officers and officials. We are also partners under the Five Power Defence Arrangements and as part of the Five Eyes Community.