12 Feb 2024

Pacific leaders keen to keep region nuclear free

From Morning Report, 7:40 am on 12 February 2024

Keeping the Pacific nuclear-free, in line with the Rarotonga treaty, was a recurring theme from the leaders of Tonga, Cook Islands and Samoa to New Zealand's Pacific Mission.

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters and Health and Pacific Peoples Minister Shane Reti are back in Aotearoa after a whirlwind trip last week of three nations in three days.

The New Zealand ministers reiterated to Pacific leaders that they care about the region and were indicating their support by visiting in the first 50 days of the new government.

RNZ Pacific's Eleisha Foon covered the tour.