1 Nov 2010

Nuclear issue to be part of Wellington declaration

4:10 pm on 1 November 2010

Prime Minister John Key says the nuclear issue will be part of a declaration to be signed by New Zealand and the United States when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visits later this week.

He was able to speak with Mrs Clinton during the East Asia summit in Vietnam.

Mr Key said the Wellington Declaration would state that the two countries were taking a fresh approach to nuclear issues and would work together constructively where it made sense.

It will reflect that the US no longer has concerns about New Zealand's anti-nuclear policy.