White House national security coordinator Dr Kurt Campbell says the US wants a bilateral agreement with New Zealand to co-operate on “cutting edge” technology,
Senior US official Dr Kurt Campbell says the White House will soon announce an agreement with New Zealand to collaborate on “cutting-edge” technology.
“We are close partners and friends, and it is absolutely clear that the trajectory is for us to work more closely together,” Campbell told reporters on Sunday.
Campbell, US President Joe Biden’s national security council Indo-Pacific co-ordinator, met Defence Minister Andrew Little and various New Zealand officials while spending less than 24 hours in Wellington this weekend, en route to other Pacific nations.
“We want to step up our cooperation … We will be announcing soon that we want to launch a bilateral engagement between the United States and New Zealand on technology, it will be led by the White House,” he said.
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