9 May 2013

US-NZ relationship best in 30 years - Holder

9:56 pm on 9 May 2013

United States attorney-general Eric Holder says the relationship between New Zealand and the United States is the best it has been for 30 years.

Mr Holder, who is in New Zealand for a conference of attorneys-general, is the fourth high-ranking member of President Barack Obama's administration to visit this country.

He told Radio New Zealand's Morning Report programme that is a sign of the value the US places on its relationship with New Zealand.

Mr Holder said he expects more high-ranking officials to visit but does not know of any plans by Mr Obama to come.