Trump makes congratulatory call to Ardern

Author
Newstalk ZB Staff,
Section
Politics,
Publish Date
Monday, 23 October 2017, 11:15AM
American President Donald Trump called Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern this morning. (Photo: Supplied)
American President Donald Trump called Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern this morning. (Photo: Supplied)

US President Donald Trump has congratulated Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern.

He called the Labour Party leader this morning.

She said he was genuinely interested in the election, and spoke about its coverage in Washington DC.

Jacinda Ardern said they're likely to meet at APEC.

She said she looks forward to carrying on talks around New Zealand's role in the Asia Pacific region, and the country's commitment to a strong relationship with the United States.

Ardern said the President also asked her to pass on his warm regards to the people of New Zealand.

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