Ottawa, Ontario
October 19, 2017

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the result of the New Zealand general election:

“I would like to congratulate the Labour Party’s leader, Jacinda Ardern, on forming the next government of New Zealand. I look forward to working very closely with Ms. Ardern. We have the opportunity to bring our two countries even closer together as we tackle the common issues that face both Canadians and New Zealanders.

“Whether it is addressing climate change or deepening trade relationships that create real benefits for everyone, Canada and New Zealand have a great deal to share and learn from each other. We already cooperate closely at the United Nations, the Commonwealth, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Regional Forum, and we will continue to look for new opportunities to make our relationship even stronger.”