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Strategic deal between USA and New Zealand

US, New Zealand sign strategic deal after nuclear row , BBC News -4 November 2010 New Zealand and the US have signed a strategic co-operation document to restore relations after a 25-year row.US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully signed the Wellington Declaration at parliament.It commits the two countries to regular foreign ministry, trade and military talks.

Military ties were damaged 25 years ago when New Zealand refused to allow US nuclear-armed ships to dock.

New Zealand has banned nuclear-armed and nuclear-powered ships visiting its ports since 1985. The US traditionally refuses to say whether its ships are nuclear-powered or not, so New Zealand has refused entry to all of them…..BBC News – US, New Zealand sign strategic deal after nuclear row

November 6, 2010 - Posted by | New Zealand, politics international | , , , ,

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