Office of the Spokesperson
The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke with New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters today. Secretary Pompeo thanked Foreign Minister Peters for New Zealand’s support for repatriating American Citizens. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Peters emphasized the importance of U.S.-New Zealand and international coordination to contain the COVID-19 pandemic and to address the public health risk caused by the outbreak. The two also discussed the importance of a strong international response to the outbreak in the Indo-Pacific region.