Jacinda Ardern to meet Malcolm Turnbull this weekend

Jacinda Ardern to meet Malcolm Turnbull this weekend
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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will head to Australia this weekend to meet with Malcolm Turnbull.

It will be her first meeting with the Australian Prime Minister, and she says that discussions about the upcoming APEC summit and TPP11 will be at the top of the agenda.

Ms Ardern and Mr Turnbull will meet for brunch in Sydney on Sunday morning.

The Prime Minister said she will not be meeting with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.

Asked whether she expected the dual citizenship controversy to be raised, and whether she would apologise on behalf of Labour's Chris Hipkins, she said: "We were not responsible for that and therefore there is nothing to apologise for."

Ms Bishop previously threatened that she would find it "very difficult to build trust with Labour" if the party formed a Government, after Mr Hipkins asked questions in the New Zealand Parliament about dual citizenship. 

The Prime Minister said she has "had no suggestion" of Australia taking up New Zealand's offer to take asylum seekers from offshore detention centres.

Ms Ardern will return to Wellington later on Sunday.