The Government says it is investing to create new product categories and new international markets for strong wool and is calling on Kiwi businesses and consumers to get behind the environmentally friendly fibre.
Apparently, O'Connor boycotted any events involving his Russian counterpart at the event in protest against that country's invasion of Ukraine.
Before the meeting, an official confirmed that, "O'Connor will walk out when the Russian Minister Denis Manturov begins speaking at the meeting; he will not meet with him and will not attend the formal dinner if the Russian is present".
Wow, what a massive statement - no doubt Putin immediately withdrew his troops from Ukraine and currently is cowering in the Kremlin over this momentous move by O'Connor.
Do you mean he hasn't? So, it was just a pointless waste of time then? Thought so.