New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern held a joint press conference with Finland prime minister Sanna Marin after their meeting.
REPORTER: A lot of people will be wondering: Are you two meeting just because you’re similar in age and have got a lot of common stuff there — when you got into politics and stuff — or can Kiwis actually expect to see more deals between our two countries down the line?
ARDERN: My first question is I wonder whether or not anyone every asked Barack Obama and John Key if they met because they were of a similar age? We of course have a higher proportion of men in politics, it’s reality. Because two women meet, it’s not simply because of their gender.
MARIN: We are meeting because we are prime ministers, of course.Save to Favorites