Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is addressing media following her dinner with US Vice President Mike Pence.
Both leaders were attending dinner at the East Asia Summit's gala for leaders in Singapore.
Mr Pence specifically requested he be seated next to Ms Ardern during the dinner.
Mr Pence is taking President Donald Trump's place at the summit whilst Mr Trump was "where the American people would want him". He was in France to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.
Ms Ardern said of the meeting that it would be a "great opportunity to raise issues that New Zealanders are focused on".
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