News release

24 February 2011
Telephone conversation with US President Obama

Below is a comment from a spokesperson for the Prime Minister on the discussion just held with President Obama:

"President Obama called the Prime Minister just before midday and they had a discussion lasting about five minutes.   The Prime Minister explained the situation facing Christchurch and Canterbury.

"The President asked about ongoing aftershocks and reiterated that the United States stood ready to provide further help, should New Zealand need it.

"The Prime Minister thanked the President for the offers of help made so far by the United States, and told him of the Government's determination to rebuild the city."

See also from the White House: Readout of the President's call to Prime Minister Key of New Zealand


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