Statement by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on President Biden’s Meeting with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand
On Tuesday, May 31, President Biden will welcome Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand to the White House, for the first visit of a leader from New Zealand since 2014. The President and Prime Minister will continue to advance the U.S.-New Zealand partnership and their shared vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific. The two Leaders will discuss strengthening cooperation to support the Pacific Islands region, and our work together on a range of issues, including the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, addressing the climate crisis, and countering terrorism and radicalization to violence both off and online. Vice President Harris will also meet with Prime Minister Ardern at the White House.