Key and Obama talk about Dotcom

06:21, Nov 20 2012
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US President Barack Obama talks to Prime Minister John Key.
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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Myanmar's Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
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US President Barack Obama kisses opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi following their remarks to the media at her residence in Yangon.
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US President Barack Obama waves with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi following their remarks to the media at her residence in Yangon.
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Prime Minister John Key meets China's Premier Wen Xiabao in Cambodia.
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Left to right, Philippine President Benigno Aquino, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, US President Barack Obama, Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Laos' Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong, Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak and Myanmar's President Thein Sein participate in a family photo of ASEAN leaders.
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Cambodian traditional dancers are pictured behind the scenes before performing at the East Asia Summit dinner in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
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China's Premier Wen Jiabao and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard in Cambodia.
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US President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen.
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Prime Minister John Key arrives in Cambodia.
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John Key joins US President Barack Obama and leaders from the Asia-Pacific region at talks about the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key pictured in a pink shirt meets the Prime Minister of Cambodia, Hun Sen and his wife, Bun Rany Hun Sen.

Prime Minister John Key had a private one-on-one chat with US President Barack Obama today - about internet millionaire Kim Dotcom.
 
Key refused to say who said what - and only reluctantly hinted Dotcom was discussed.
 
The German mogul is fighting extradition to the US on anti-piracy charges, and has alleged undue political influence in the case.
 
Key and Obama had a 'pull aside' - diplomatic speak for a informal confidential conflab - ahead of talks on the Trans Pacific Trade pact in Phnom Penh. The fiscal cliff and the US economic woes didn't come up.
 
No officials were present and Key would only say Dotcom and the Israel-Palestine conflict was raised by him.
 
''I'm not going to go into those details,'' Key said. "I had a little chat to him, yep, about a whole range of issues. I have private conversations with people all the time.''
 
Dotcom wasn't raised at the meeting of the six TPP member states attending the East Asia Summit today.

Following reports of the meeting, Kim Dotcom on Twitter told Key to ask Obama "to give us green cards so we can come and help Hollywood to build a proper Internet business".
 
In the trade talks, Obama and Key agreed that the New Zealand premier would follow Obama's opening remarks, pushing for the pact to be completed as soon as possible.
 
"The President leaned over and said, John do you want to make an intervention, and it went from there....it's important that we spelt out what the significance of this deal is.''
 
The geo-political struggle between US and China has dominated the international forums playing out in Cambodia this week
 
China has become more assertive as the US 'pivots' towards Asia. Key insists New Zealand isn't taking sides - although it is clear he favours the TPP over an east Asian deal being launched today.
 
New Zealand wants a "negotiated solution" over the simmering South China Seas territorial disputes between China and a number of Asian neighbours, including US allies the Philippines and Vietnam.
 
"New Zealand is an independent country with an independent foreign policy so it takes its own stance...if you take something like the South China Seas, that's why we don't pick sides...
 
"A lot is made of the China-US stand-off. I'm not sure you'd want to over-emphasise that. There are obviously disagreements in certain areas, but overall there is a lot agreement that both of these are very significant countries that can help deliver economic growth and if they don't work constructively together it's not good for economic growth.''

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