December 1, 2006
Talking points regarding visa waiver program delivered to New Zealand ministry of foreign affairs

date:2006-12-01T04:35:00

source:Embassy Wellington

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SUBJECT: TALKING POINTS REGARDING VISA WAIVER PROGRAM

DELIVERED TO NEW ZEALAND MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

REF: STATE 191878

Classified By: ADCM Kathy Hadda for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d).

(C) Embassy delivered talking points per reftel to Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFAT). While there was no immediate reaction by NZ officials, Post will ensure that any questions or comments generated by the announcement will be forwarded to Consular Affairs. Post has also had subsequent discussions with New Zealands's Security Intelligence Service on enhanced data exchanges. Many of the ideas alluded to in the announcement are already in place here; others are under discussion with GNZ officials.

McCormick