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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has had an orchid named after her during her trip to Asia.

Singapore welcomed for Ardern on Tuesday at The Istana, the official residence of the President of Singapore, after two years locked in due to the pandemic. It is Arden’s first trip overseas in over 2 years.

As part of the ceremony a delicate pink orchid native to Singapore was named after Ardern to mark the occasion: The Dendrobium Jacinda Ardern.

At the joint press conference, both Ardern and Lee committed to continue to encourage China to acknowledge the impact Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was having on the world.

The trip is as much about building relationships as it is about promoting New Zealand. The Prime Minister used her first day to expand the Working Holiday Scheme to let more Singaporean backpackers in. 

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