New Zealand Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta says her nation does not wish “to invoke the Five Eyes as the first point of contact of messaging out on a range of issues that really exist out of the remit of the Five Eyes”. Photo: EPA-EFE New Zealand Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta says her nation does not wish “to invoke the Five Eyes as the first point of contact of messaging out on a range of issues that really exist out of the remit of the Five Eyes”. Photo: EPA-EFE
New Zealand Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta says her nation does not wish “to invoke the Five Eyes as the first point of contact of messaging out on a range of issues that really exist out of the remit of the Five Eyes”. Photo: EPA-EFE

New Zealand ‘uncomfortable’ with growing scope of Five Eyes as members speak out on China

  • Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta says Wellington prefers ‘multilateral opportunities to express our interests’ rather than invoke intelligence network
  • She tells NZ China Council that Wellington will continue to speak out to Beijing on human rights issues informed by national values and interests

Topic |   China-New Zealand relations
New Zealand Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta says her nation does not wish “to invoke the Five Eyes as the first point of contact of messaging out on a range of issues that really exist out of the remit of the Five Eyes”. Photo: EPA-EFE New Zealand Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta says her nation does not wish “to invoke the Five Eyes as the first point of contact of messaging out on a range of issues that really exist out of the remit of the Five Eyes”. Photo: EPA-EFE
New Zealand Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta says her nation does not wish “to invoke the Five Eyes as the first point of contact of messaging out on a range of issues that really exist out of the remit of the Five Eyes”. Photo: EPA-EFE
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