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Stoltenberg in New Zealand visits al-Noor Mosque

Stoltenberg in New Zealand visits al-Noor Mosque

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Aug 05, 2019 - 19:53

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): NATOinfo-icon Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited al Noor Mosqueinfo-icon in Christchurch and laid a floral tribute in the memory of the victims, a statement said on Monday.

During his trip to New Zealand on August 5, the NATO chief met with mayor Lianne Dalziel and first responders involved in stopping the March 2019 mosque attacks.

Stoltenberg expressed his solidarity and deepest condolences, recalling his own experience as Prime Minister of Norway during the terrorist attack in 2011.

Later in the day, Stoltenberg spoke to students and academics at the Centre for Strategic Studies at Victoria University of Wellington.

On Tuesday, Stoltenberg will meet Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Winston Peters, Defence Minister Ron Mark, and other senior officials.

He will also lay a wreath at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park before departing for an official visit to Australia.

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