Supporting Pacific aspirations
New Zealand has a long-term commitment to the Pacific with connections throughout the region. The New Zealand government recently set out in the ‘Pacific reset’ the intent to shift engagement with the Pacific to a relationship built on understanding, friendship, mutual benefit and a collective ambition to achieve sustainable results in collaboration with our Pacific neighbours. On many global challenges, such as responding to the impacts of climate change and maritime resource protection, the Pacific is at the spearhead. Our programme of work is focused on encouraging US understanding and engagement in the region for the benefit of and in alignment with the aspirations of our Pacific partners.