New Zealand will attend a meeting of the Five Eyes spy network in London next month to discuss the fight against terrorism in the wake of the Paris shootings.
The United States, Australia, Canada and Britain are also part of Five Eyes.
Canadian Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney revealed the meeting in an interview this week, a surprising move given the usual secrecy around such events.
Mr Blaney said the partners would discuss serious matters, with terrorism on the agenda.
The meeting had been scheduled before the Paris attacks but those events are now likely to be a key focus.
The New Zealand Government would not confirm the event, saying it never comments on the details of Five Eyes meetings.
However, it said the partners meet from time to time and New Zealand is represented.
The five nations that comprise the group divide the world into eavesdropping target sectors and share the results.