OPINION: When Trade and Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor arrives back in the country in a few days' time, don't expect him to be waving around a piece of paper saying NZ has nailed free trade agreements (FTAs) with the UK and EU.
His comments come after a meeting in Wellington yesterday with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and senior ministers.
“We are looking forwards to working with the Government on the review undertaken by Minister O’Connor (Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor),” he says.
Monaghan says apart from briefing Government on its annual results, they discussed other matters relating to the industry. He did not elaborate.
Monaghan was accompanied by new chief executive Miles Hurrell.