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Audio: NZ PM & PIF SG Talk Forum Issues

Published: Tue 25 Oct 2005 05:27 PM
Scoop Foreign Correspondent:
Audio: NZ Prime Minister & Pacific Island Forum Secretary General Talk 2005 Forum Issues
Urwin & Clark Confirm Leaders Will Discuss West Papua Issue At Summit
From Scoop Co-Editor Alastair Thompson on Assignment in Papua New Guinea and the Solomons - Images by Jason Dorday
NZ Prime Minister Helen Clark & Pacific Island Forum Sec. Gen. Greg Urwin
This morning (local time), as the Pacific Island Forum winds up towards the official opening this afternoon, NZ PM Helen Clark has been holding bilateral meetings with Pacific Island leaders and the PIF Secretary General Greg Urwin.
Following her meeting with Mr Urwin Ms Clark took a brief break from her meetings to answer questions from the media.
Among the issues discussed were:
- The Pacific Plan
- Her attendance at the NGO forum closing celebrations last night
- Whether the issue of West Papua would be discussed at the leaders summit
- Winston Peters and whether NZ needs any Australian help in getting along with the United States
Listen To Urwin & Clark Press Standup (9 mins)
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Listen To Urwin Press Standup Following Meeting With Clark (9 mins)
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