18 March 2017

News Story: New Zealand committed to backing fight against IS - FM

WELLINGTON, March 17 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully said Friday his government is committed to supporting the fight against IS insurgents in Iraq and Syria.

McCully said he would attend the Counter-ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) Foreign Ministers meeting being hosted by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington on March 22.

"New Zealand is committed to supporting Iraq as it addresses the threat posed by ISIL and works to stabilize affected communities," McCully said in a statement.

"The defeat of ISIL is more than a military campaign. The coalition will review progress across all lines of effort, including the important work being done to undermine ISIL's propaganda and cut off its finances," he said.

Read the full story at Xinhua