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NATO and New Zealand signed a new partnership accord overnight as alliance chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen announced a first visit to Australia amid efforts to boost ties with non-NATO nations engaged in Afghanistan.
“We may be far away geographically, but we are linked by common values and commitment,” Rasmussen said on signing an Individual Partnership Cooperation Programme with Prime Minister John Key.
“New Zealand has been doing excellent job in Afghanistan since 2003,” the NATO chief also said on Twitter. “I thank Kiwi troops for their courage, professionalism and sacrifice.”
The deal with New Zealand sets out steps to boost cooperation in fields such as cyber-defence, disaster relief, crisis management and training