us new zealand bond on trade
Last Updated : GMT 12:52:20
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

US, New Zealand bond on trade

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today US, New Zealand bond on trade

Washington - AFP

The United States and New Zealand hailed new cooperation in a once frosty relationship as President Barack Obama called for work on a trans-Pacific trade deal by November. Obama welcomed New Zealand\'s Prime Minister John Key to the White House on Friday, hours after deadly attacks stunned Norway -- an occasion for the two leaders to highlight their nations\' work together in Afghanistan. \"If it is an act of global terrorism, then I think that what it shows is no country, large or small, is immune from that risk,\" Key told reporters as he met Obama in the Oval Office. \"And that\'s why New Zealand plays its part in Afghanistan as we try and join others like the United States in making the world a safer place,\" he said. New Zealand has sent 70 elite special force troops and 140 reconstruction personnel to Afghanistan, where US-led forces have been fighting since the September 11, 2001 attacks. The war has been increasingly unpopular in both the United States and New Zealand, with Obama beginning to reduce troop levels. Military issues have been a sore point between the two countries. The United States severed its treaty commitments to defend New Zealand in 1986 after the staunchly anti-nuclear country barred entry to US atomic warships. Obama hailed New Zealand and Key as an \"outstanding partner,\" although he twice pronounced the prime minister\'s name as \"Keys.\" \"Obviously, we are very pleased that the relationship between New Zealand and the United States is growing stronger by the day,\" Obama said. Key visited Washington as Obama was embroiled in talks with Congress on avoiding a debt default. The two leaders focused on economic issues and threw support behind the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed free trade pact among nine nations spanning the Pacific Rim. Obama said that the United States and New Zealand have \"a great interest in promoting a more effective trade regime among the Asia-Pacific nations.\" \"We hope to have a framework agreement by the time that we go to Honolulu for the APEC meeting,\" Obama said, referring to an Asia-Pacific meeting he will host in November. Key, a former foreign exchange dealer and supporter of free trade, said the Trans-Pacific Partnership would deliver economic growth and jobs. \"We\'re excited about the chance to put together a regional trade deal which includes the United States and which can expand over time beyond the nine countries,\" Key said. The Obama administration has billed the Trans-Pacific Partnership as a new genre of trade deal that pays attention to labor and environmental standards. Obama had been a critic of trade deals negotiated during George W. Bush\'s presidency with South Korea, Colombia and Panama. His administration renegotiated the pacts and now supports them, but has struggled to win congressional approval. The president has set a goal of doubling exports to spur growth in the troubled US economy. But the AFL-CIO, the largest US labor confederation and usually a supporter of Obama\'s Democratic Party, opposes the trade pacts and argues they benefit corporations instead of workers. Even some supporters of free trade have criticized the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Lawmakers from US farm states are concerned about reducing tariffs on dairy products, fearing stiff competition as New Zealand is the world\'s largest dairy exporter. At an APEC summit in Japan last year, leaders agreed to aim to complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership by the Hawaii meeting. Key said Thursday that he hoped for a strong statement of principles, adding that a final deal was not possible by November.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

us new zealand bond on trade us new zealand bond on trade

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

us new zealand bond on trade us new zealand bond on trade

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Jordanian woman reveals her project

GMT 00:46 2017 Saturday ,11 November

Jordanian woman reveals her project
Arab Today, arab today PNG police start removing refugees

GMT 03:00 2017 Friday ,24 November

PNG police start removing refugees
Arab Today, arab today Sophian Yussef reveals suitable decoration

GMT 02:56 2017 Thursday ,23 November

Sophian Yussef reveals suitable decoration
Arab Today, arab today Syria congress to go ahead

GMT 02:24 2017 Friday ,24 November

Syria congress to go ahead
Arab Today, arab today IS media offline for a day

GMT 02:10 2017 Friday ,24 November

IS media offline for a day
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Human form of 'mad cow' disease

GMT 00:11 2017 Friday ,24 November

Human form of 'mad cow' disease
Arab Today, arab today British woman jailed in Iran to appear

GMT 03:19 2017 Friday ,24 November

British woman jailed in Iran to appear
Arab Today, arab today Delhi half-marathon to go ahead

GMT 03:51 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Delhi half-marathon to go ahead
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Mitsubishi Materials units falsified product

GMT 03:24 2017 Friday ,24 November

Mitsubishi Materials units falsified product
Arab Today, arab today 'Robo-taxis' hold promise, and perils

GMT 08:07 2017 Thursday ,23 November

'Robo-taxis' hold promise, and perils
Arab Today, arab today Solaf happy for participating in “Hotline”

GMT 07:56 2017 Wednesday ,22 November

Solaf happy for participating in “Hotline”
Arab Today, arab today paObama climate envoy slams Trump's rejection

GMT 16:04 2017 Friday ,17 November

paObama climate envoy slams Trump's rejection

GMT 08:03 2017 Tuesday ,21 November

Abeer Sabry reveals reason of “The Flood” success

GMT 08:03 2017 Thursday ,23 November

Srebrenica women cry tears of joy

GMT 18:41 2017 Friday ,20 October

Designer Aql Faqih aspires to innovation

GMT 11:38 2017 Wednesday ,15 November

Unloved vultures fight for their survival

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 09:12 2017 Thursday ,23 November

4 in 10 cancers due to modifiable risk

GMT 10:47 2017 Wednesday ,22 November

The Big Apple bike boom

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday