British foreign secretary to visit

Last updated 10:47 11/01/2013
SIGNIFICANT EVENT: British Secretary of State and Foreign Secretary William Hague gets a Kiwi welcome.
JOHN SELKIRK/Auckland Bureau
RETURNING: British Foreign Secretary William Hague is returning to New Zealand.

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One of Britain's most senior politicians will visit New Zealand next week for bilateral talks, it has been announced.

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will hold formal talks with Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague in Auckland on Tuesday.

"This is an excellent opportunity to address critical foreign policy issues with a close and valued partner, and explore new ways to work together on bilateral and global issues," McCully said.

"I expect the situation in Iran and Syria, the Middle East peace process, and developments in Afghanistan will feature in our discussions, as will regional issues such as Fiji and Myanmar."

Hague last visited New Zealand in January 2011, with Defence Secretary Liam Fox.

During his stay in Auckland Hague is due to meet business leaders and entrepreneurs before travelling to Christchurch for a tour of the Red Zone and to lay a wreath at HMNZS Pegasus naval base in Canterbury.

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