Prime Minister John Key is due to to meet the President
of the United States at the White House next month.
The White House announced President Barack Obama will meet
the Prime Minister in Washington DC on Friday, June 20.
Mr Key said the invitation underlined the close relationship
between the United States and New Zealand.
“I look forward to meeting with President Obama. We are
likely to discuss the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations,
to take stock of our bilateral relationship, and to exchange
views on current regional and international issues."
The Prime Minister is travelling to the United States from
June 16 to 20.
He is also due to meet a range of senior administration
figures, congressional representatives and business leaders
while in Washington DC.
The Prime Minister is also due to undertake a full programme
in New York in support of New Zealand's bid to win a
non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council for 2015-16.