Paparo met with senior New Zealand officers to debate maritime safety threats to the area, together with local weather change and unlawful, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. They spoke about methods to deepen naval cooperation and interoperability, particularly in circumstances of humanitarian help and catastrophe aid.
- Ben King, Deputy Chief Government, Ministry for International Affairs and Commerce
- Rear Adm. James Gilmour, Commander, Joint Forces New Zealand
- Rear Adm. David Proctor, Chief of Navy, Royal New Zealand Navy
- Commodore Melissa Reed, Deputy Chief of Navy, Royal New Zealand Navy
Throughout a go to to the Command and Employees School, Paparo talked with college students about management, and answered questions on U.S. naval operations and gave his views of the challenges within the Indo-Pacific area.
All through the go to, Paparo expressed appreciation to New Zealand for its management within the area and gained invaluable perception from his New Zealand counterparts.
The go to to New Zealand underscored the US’ dedication to strengthening partnerships for an everlasting free and open Indo-Pacific.