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Exchange of Messages Between the President and Prime Minister Holyoake of New Zealand.

December 16, 1960

Dear Prime Minister:

Please accept my hearty congratulations and best wishes for you and your colleagues in the new Cabinet. I am confident that the close cooperation and friendship between the Governments and peoples of New Zealand and the United States of America will continue to grow during your administration.

With warm regard,

Sincerely,

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

Note: Prime Minister Holyoake's reply follows:

I was delighted to receive your message of congratulations to my colleagues and me on our assumption of office in New Zealand on 12 December. You may be assured that under my Administration everything possible will be done to ensure the maintenance of the close cooperation and warm friendship that exists between the governments and peoples of New Zealand and the United States of America.

May I take this opportunity of expressing to you, Mr. President, sincere appreciation of your own great services to the progress and peace of the world and the warmest good wishes of the government and people of New Zealand in my years that lie ahead.
Yours sincerely,
KEITH HOLYOAKE

Dwight D. Eisenhower, Exchange of Messages Between the President and Prime Minister Holyoake of New Zealand. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/234641

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