Agenda and communications for Andrews AFB meeting

Alex Harris made this Official Information request to New Zealand Defence Force

The request was refused by New Zealand Defence Force.

From: Alex Harris

Dear New Zealand Defence Force,

Last week, Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant General Tim Keating attended a meeting at Andrews air force base in the US to discuss an anti-ISIS coalition ("NZ joins anti-IS military talks in Washington", 3News, 15 october 2014). The meetign was attended by US President Barack Obama. In an interview with 3News today, Keating claimed that Obama's presence was a complete surprise, and that it had not appeared on "any agenda, any program" for the meeting ("Video: Defence Force 'dropped the ball' on Obama meeting – Chief", 3News, 21 october 2014). I would like to request the following information under the OIA:

* all communications with the USA regarding the Andrews AFB meeting, including all agendas and programs

I would prefer to receive an electronic response. Queries about
this request will be automatically forwarded to me by the website.

With regards to s12 of the OIA, I am an NZ citizen and in NZ.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Harris

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New Zealand Defence Force

Attachment OIA 2014 2122 Harris CDF meeting in Washington Signed.pdf
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Attachment OIA 2014 2122 Enclosure.pdf
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Dear Mr Harris,
Please find attached a response to your OIA request of 22 October 2014.
Best regards,
Corporate and Ministerial Services
Office of the Chief of Defence Force
Freyberg House | New Zealand Defence Force
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