onsdag 16. desember 2020

New Zealand foreign minister offers to help broker peace deal between Australia and China

New Zealand’s new foreign minister has said the country could help negotiate a truce between Australia and China with the two nations caught in an escalating trade and diplomatic spat. Nanaia Mahuta said on Tuesday that hosting the high-profile Asia PacificEconomic Cooperation summit next year presented an opportunity for New Zealand to bring both parties to the table.

“Do I believe there might an opportunity for New Zealand to create a different environment and have a conversation? Yes, I do,” Mahuta said. “Hosting Apec might well be the opportunity ... but both parties will have to be willing to come together and concede in some areas where they are currently not seeing eye to eye.”