US President Joe Biden has sent a warm message to New Zealand in a letter marking Waitangi Day.
Jacinda Ardern shared the message with New Zealand after getting back from Waitangi on Saturday.
Biden, who has visited New Zealand, wrote in the letter.
“The American people join me in offering warmest regards to the people of New Zealand on the occasion of Waitangi Day on February 6.”
He went on to say that New Zealand was one of the States’ “closest friends and partners” and that the two countries shared an “unbreakable bond”.
He also said “I look forward to strengthening the US-New Zealand relationship and cooperating to overcome the greatest challenges of our time.”
Biden also wrote about his trip to New Zealand in 2016, where he experienced the country’s “legendary reputation for friendliness and hospitality”.