New Zealand’s new ambassador to the United States says she’s ‘totally against’ ‘bigoted’ comments made by US Ambassador Nikki Haley
Digicel, a telecommunications company based in New Zealand, is one of the few companies to operate in the US under the Obama administration.
In December, Haley called Digicels “an example of the kind of anti-American bias that I believe is prevalent in the United State”.
In a statement to Reuters, Nikki Haley said Digicell was “deeply concerned” about comments made in a recent interview by the ambassador.
“We take our role in the market very seriously and will continue to hold our customers and our employees to high standards of integrity and ethical conduct,” she said.
“While Digicela is not the only company to operate here, it is the most prominent in the region.
We will continue working closely with the US government to advance our company’s vision of a more sustainable future for Digicelle and its customers.”
A spokesperson for Digics’ New Zealand division said: “Digicel has always operated in accordance with all New Zealand laws, and we are deeply concerned that some of our employees may have been targeted in the past.”