NZ PM congratulates Scott Morrison on election victory

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison with wife Jenny, children Abbey and Lily after winning the 2019 Federal Election, at the Federal Liberal Reception at the Sofitel-Wentworth hotel in Sydney, Australia, May 18, 2019. AAP Image/Dean Lewins/via REUTERS

WELLINGTON, 20 MAY 2019 (PACNEWS) – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has congratulated Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on his election victory.

“New Zealand and Australia have the strongest of ties and they will continue. I look forward to continuing to strengthen the relationship between our two countries in the coming years,” said PM Ardern said.

PM Ardern said he phone Prime Minister Morrison on Sunday afternoon to congratulate him on his election victory, in what was a close and hard fought election.

“Prime Minister Morrison has an affinity to New Zealand having lived and worked here. He understands us, which is very helpful to the Trans-Tasman relationship.

“I have also contacted Bill Shorten today. Bill has done a great job in unifying the Labor Party and fought a strong campaign. I wished him and Chloe the best of luck for the future,” Jacinda Ardern said.

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