By: L.N. Reklai

October 23, 2017 (Koror, Palau) “I and the people of the Republic of Palau join you in rejoicing New Zealand’s vibrant democracy and share great confidence your people and your government have in your leadership,” stated President Remengesau’s congratulatory message to Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister-designate and New Zealand’s third female Prime Minister. {restrict]

In his letter he expressed his commitment to work with New Zealand to address climate change and regional security.

Remengesau expressed gratitude for New Zealand’s continued support of Palau’s effort to achieving sustainable management of its ocean resources, toward utilization of clean renewable energy and other capacity improvements.

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters announced the party is intending to form a coalition government with the Labour Party, with confidence and supply from the Green Party. Jacinda Ardern is the head of New Zealand Labour Party. [/restrict]