23 Jul 2017

Boris Johnson to visit Kaikōura and Wellington

4:45 pm on 23 July 2017

The British Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, arrives in New Zealand for a short visit this evening.

British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson arrives at 10 Downing Street in London for a cabinet meeting on October 11, 2016.

Boris Johnson will be in New Zealand until Tuesday. Photo: AFP

While here, he will visit Kaikōura and Wellington.

After a bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister, Bill English, and the Foreign Minister, Gerry Brownlee, he will talk with the Labour leader, Andrew Little.

The main topic is likely to be Britain's exit from the European Union and a possible trade deal between the two countries.

Mr Johnson will dedicate the United Kingdom War memoral at the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park tomorrow, and visit the Zealandia wildlife sanctuary in the capital on Tuesday.

In Kaikōura, Mr Johnson will thank the community who helped 200 Britons in the aftermath of the earthquake in November 2016, by providing food and shelter.

He leaves New Zealand on Tuesday.

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