FBI boss arrives in New Zealand ahead of conference


WELLINGTON: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey arrived in New Zealand on Sunday ahead of a conference, although officials were being cagey about the exact nature of his visit.
Comey disembarked from a Gulfstream jet after touching down at the Queenstown Airport.
A spokeswoman for New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English said New Zealand’s government is hosting a conference this week with a number of senior officials from overseas, but that she could not comment further “due to specific security requirements.”
A spokeswoman for the US Embassy in Wellington said US officials routinely attend meetings with their New Zealand counterparts “but I can’t provide further details.”
New Zealand is part of the “Five Eyes” intelligence-sharing network, which also includes the US, Canada, Britain and Australia.