Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully is to meet with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The meeting will take place when Mr McCully visits Washington for two days in April.
Mr McCully says the pair will discuss how the two countries can do more together, particularly in the Pacific.
The global financial crisis, international trade and New Zealand's involvement in Afghanistan will also be on the agenda.
Before heading to the United States, Mr McCully will attend a conference on Afghanistan at The Hague.