Boris Johnson says the Kiwi OE is safe

Kiwis planning on having an OE in the United Kingdom can rest assured with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson indicating things could even get better.

While on a brief visit to New Zealand he addressed concerns as to how Brexit negotiations might affect Kiwis, both in terms of their travel plans and in future trade deals.

"We all want to maintain a regime that is at least as attractive as the current regime, and we want to maintain a policy of openness and engagement," Mr Johnson said in a joint press conference with Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee on Tuesday.

"It's an extraordinary relationship. It's amazing to come so far, you know literally the other side of the world, and find a Government and people with whom we seem to have so much in common, so many shared objective values in common and not just rugby."

He also said New Zealand is near or at the front of the queue for trade negotiations for the post-Brexit United Kingdom and confirmed that ancestry visas are also safe.

Boris Johnson, Gerry Brownlee and Bill English engaged in an odd three-way paper exchange on Tuesday.
Boris Johnson, Gerry Brownlee and Bill English engaged in an odd three-way paper exchange on Tuesday. Photo credit: Newshub

On Monday the foreign minister apologised to Kiwis who have been experiencing significant delays with the UK visa process, saying that it is a bureaucratic issue.

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