Murray McCully chaired UN Security Council passes resolution for tighter global aviation security

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The UN Security Council chaired by New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully has passed a resolution calling on countries to step up their aviation security.

UN Security Council passes resolution calling for countries to improve aviation security
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NZ Foreign Minister Murray McCully, who chaired the meeting, says the measures will affect high-risk countries.
NZ Foreign Minister Murray McCully, who chaired the meeting, says the measures will affect high-risk countries.
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The resolution put forward by UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson follows a number of terrorist attacks on airports and airlines recently including the Brussel's airport bombing.

Murray McCully says New Zealand as Chair of the Security Council was happy to work with the UK on the resolution as it shares Mr Johnson's concerns about terrorism and the impact on tourism and the freedom of people to move around the world.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 22: British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (L) speaks with New Zealand Foreign Secretary Murray McCully at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) on August 22, 2016 in London, England. McCully will also travel to Slovakia, France, Hungary, and Russia. (Photo by Justin Tallis - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson and NZ foreign Minister Murray McCully (file picture).

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Mr McCully signalled the tighter security measures for airport buildings won't necessarily mean more disruption for, as a lot of it could be done using new technologies.

The resolution will however see countries like New Zealand – that already have advanced screening, work with smaller nations – such as Pacific Island nations, on improving their airport security.

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Meanwhile Mr Johnson was asked about New Zealanders' access to the UK under working visa's and whether that was under threat or could be improved in the wake of the Brexit vote.

Mr Johnson was very positive about New Zealanders coming to the UK, but signalled that it was too soon to say what impact Brexit might have.

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