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Boris Johnson's visit to NZ 'token stopover' - political commentator

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Newstalk ZB staff,
Publish Date
Mon, 24 Jul 2017, 7:12am
Boris Johnson will be in the capital to talk trade, foreign policy and security. (Getty Images)

Boris Johnson's visit to NZ 'token stopover' - political commentator

Author
Newstalk ZB staff,
Publish Date
Mon, 24 Jul 2017, 7:12am

A political commentator says the British Foreign Secretary's visit to New Zealand is little more than a token stopover.

Boris Johnson will be in the capital to talk trade, foreign policy and security.

He will also make a fleeting visit to Kaikoura.

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International politics commentator Josie Pagani said any movement on the trade front looks unlikely, with the UK still struggling to form a coherent Brexit strategy.

She told Nadine Higgins most Brits don't even know Mr Johnson's here.

"The Times newspaper in the UK runs a weekly agenda column where it says what everybody's up to, this week it said Boris Johnson is visiting Japan so I don't think we are hugely high in the list of priorities."

LISTEN ABOVE AS JOSIE PAGANI SPEAKS WITH NADINE HIGGINS