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"First of all, when we found out that no High Representative had ever visited Wellington, we felt that this was a good opportunity to overcome this gap that we had, and there was no better opportunity than this to inaugurate the Delegation."
"I think it is fundamental for us to have a presence here with the Head of Delegation, with the Delegation, with an excellent staff and the presence of eight Member States growing. I understand that we have new colleagues coming and also sharing the offices with us."
"I believe that this visit and inauguration today, counting on the presence of all of you and the constant work you do as a team represents the best possible framework for an upgrade of relations with New Zealand."
"I have had so far excellent meetings today. I believe that the start of the negotiations for the Free Trade Agreement exemplifies the attention we are increasingly giving to the Asia-Pacific."
"We have a great opportunity to partner with New Zealand - in Brussels we count very much on you here to make sure that this happens."
"So I would like to thank you very much for your presence, thank you very much for your work and guarantee to you that this is extremely appreciated and important for all of Europe."