WELLINGTON (AP) – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern yesterday became the latest world leader to congratulate US President-elect Joe Biden on his election victory, saying she offered to share her nation’s expertise on dealing with the coronavirus.
Ardern said the tone of the 20-minute phone call was warm, and that Biden spoke very favorably about how New Zealand was handling the pandemic.
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