23 Apr 2015

Mike Moore recovering after stroke

9:09 am on 23 April 2015

New Zealand Ambassador to the United States and former Prime Minister Mike Moore is recovering in a US hospital after suffering a mild stroke.

Mike Moore

Mike Moore Photo: AFP

His wife, Yvonne Moore, has released a statement saying he is making excellent progress after starting rehabilitation yesterday.

She said he was looking forward to resuming his duties as soon as possible

Mr Moore has held the diplomatic post in Washington since 2010.

He was also director-general of the World Trade Organisation from 1999 to 2002.