National throws support behind Chris Liddell for OECD role

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 28 Oct 2020, 9:46AM
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National throws support behind Chris Liddell for OECD role

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 28 Oct 2020, 9:46AM

National says we should be backing a Kiwi to be OECD Secretary-General so he can fly our flag.

Donald Trump's nominated his senior advisor Chris Liddell for the role, but that could change if the President is voted out of office next week.

The Greens say the Government shouldn't support Liddell because he works for Trump.

National's foreign affairs spokesman Simon Bridges told Mike Hosking as with many things, Labour doesn't seem to be making a decision on this issue.

He says if there's no Trump administration after the vote, we'd lose nothing and can move to another candidate.

“It's in our interests to support Chris Liddell because he's a Kiwi and we'd get great access to an international body.”

Bridges says you shouldn't have to agree with everything about the Trump administration to support Chris Liddell.

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