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Framework agreement announcement, 2011

Framework agreement announcement, 2011

On 27 October 2011 European Union High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Catherine Ashton and New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully announced the intention to negotiate a framework agreement (a preliminary trade agreement that sets out the terms that will govern contracts during a given period). McCully commented, ‘The European Union is a partner of first-order importance for New Zealand. A politically focused framework agreement would help to build up our cooperation on political, global and sectoral issues, bringing us closer together.’ 

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Martin Holland and Serena Kelly, 'Britain, Europe and New Zealand - Relations with Britain and Europe in the 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/36820/framework-agreement-announcement-2011 (accessed 9 August 2022)

Story by Martin Holland and Serena Kelly, published 20 Jun 2012