First images from historic meeting between Barack Obama and Jacinda Ardern

The first images from the meeting between Barack Obama and Jacinda Ardern have emerged.

Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States of America visits Government House and meets with Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Adern and  The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy.
Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States of America visits Government House and meets with Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Adern and The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy. Source: SUPPLIED

The pair look relaxed and happy as they met at Auckland's Government House this afternoon.

Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States of America visits Government House and meets with Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Adern.
Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States of America visits Government House and meets with Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Adern. Source: SUPPLIED

It is the first time they have met and judging by the pictures it was an enjoyable meeting.

Addressing media after the meeting Ms Ardern said they discussed the issue of climate change and her new government's agenda in New Zealand.

Obama told Ms Ardern the powhiri he received in Auckland today was a real highlight of his trip and he is especially happy with the carved whalebone necklace he was given.

It's the first time the two have met. Source: 1 NEWS

They were also joined by The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy, Governor General of New Zealand.

Obama is speaking at a gala dinner in Auckland tonight before jetting home tomorrow.

Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States of America visits Government House and meets with Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Adern.
Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States of America visits Government House and meets with Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Adern. Source: SUPPLIED


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