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Adopting the Joint Declaration, 2007

Adopting the Joint Declaration, 2007

Winston Peters and Luis Amada, foreign ministers of New Zealand and Portugal, are shown here in Lisbon, Portugal, in 2007 at the adoption of the EU–New Zealand Joint Declaration on Relations and Cooperation. The declaration focused on shared political and strategic aims. These included supporting international cooperation to maintain peace and security; the promotion of democracy, the rule of law and human rights; development and governance issues in the South Pacific; and the need to protect the global environment and address climate change.

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Martin Holland and Serena Kelly, 'Britain, Europe and New Zealand - Political cooperation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 12 April 2024)

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