PM meets with Chilean leader

Updated at 8:54 pm on 8 March 2013

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has met with Chile's president Sebastian Pinera in Santiago.

The meeting on Thursday was rescheduled because Mr Pinera is flying to Venezuela on Friday to attend the funeral of President Hugo Chavez who died earlier this week after a battle with cancer.

Mr Key and Mr Pinera discussed the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, which both countries are part of, and other trade matters.

John Key also confirmed Chile's support for New Zealand's bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council.

The Prime Minister and a 22-strong delegation will next travel to Brazil as part of a 10-day trip to Latin America which also includes Mexico and Colombia.

Prime Minister John Key, left, with Chilean President Sebastian Pinera.

Prime Minister John Key, left, with Chilean President Sebastian Pinera.

Photo: RNZ

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