Rotorua MP Todd McClay will head the New Zealand delegation at this year’s Asia Development Bank Annual Meeting of Governors in the Philippines.
“Deputy Prime Minister Bill English asked me to attend on his behalf. I’m delighted to be representing New Zealand and am grateful for Mr English having chosen me to take part in such an important meeting,” Mr McClay said.
The ADB was founded in 1966 with the aim of improving the lives of people living in Asia and the Pacific. Every year delegations from countries across the Asia and Pacific meet in Manila to discuss how they can work together to eliminate poverty and help create opportunities for sustained and inclusive growth.
Mr McClay will be in the Philippines from May 1 to 7.
Whilst there he will hold bilateral meetings with representatives from Indonesia, USA, China, and Australia.
He also hopes to meet with the Philippines Secretary for Tourism to talk about Rotorua tourism opportunities.
“Due to the timing of the trip, I will be away for my weekly constituent clinic in Rotorua on Friday 4th May and I will therefore move this clinic day to Monday 7th May. Anyone who might wish to meet with me should call my Rotorua electorate office", he said.