Minister of Defence New Zealand, Ron Mark

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As a maritime nation, New Zealand plays an important role in maintaining the security in the Pacific region. The nation has been proactive in extending its helping hand in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions to neighbouring nations, and those beyond. Nevertheless, New Zealand is now progressively beefing up its defence capabilities by modernising all three branches of the New Zealand Defence Force. ADJ talks to the nation’s minister of defence,

Ron Mark who shares with us his views on various topics, encompassing defence policy, measures to address security challenges, procurement of new equipment for the New Zealand Defence Force, as well a collaborative efforts undertaken with nations in Asia-Pacific with regard to regional security. (ADJ July-August 2020)