The Rt. Hon. Bill English, Prime Minister of New Zealand, and his wife visited Japan for an official working visit from Tuesday, 16 May to Thursday 18 May 2017. During his stay, the Prime Minister met with Japanese Prime Minister Mr. Shinzo Abe, and visited a number of key locations in Japan which have strong trade links with New Zealand.
To mark the occasion, the New Zealand Ambassador to Japan, HE Stephen Payton has written a letter detailing the Prime Minister’s visit, and thanking the Japanese government, as well as Australian and New Zealand colleagues and friends in Japan for marking the occasion.
Prime Minister English had previously visited Japan in his previous ministerial posts, but this was his first trip to Japan as Prime Minister, and the visit further reinforced and strengthened the relationship between Japan and New Zealand.
To read HE Stephen Payton’s Thank you letter, click here
To read the Prime Ministers’ Joint Press Release, click here