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Prime Ministers Jacinda Ardern and Sanna Marin respond to reporter's sexist question about their historic meeting

Finland's Sanna Marin made history this week as the nation's first prime minister to visit New Zealand. But the significance was overshadowed during a press conference with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Wednesday, when a reporter questioned whether the two women's age and "common stuff" was the reason for the visit, rather than global political relations.
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Jacinda Ardern and Sanna Marin shoot down awkward question about their age and gender

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern and Finland’s leader Sanna Marin shot down an unexpected question from a reporter who asked whether the two were meeting because they are both of the same age and gender. The New Zealand and Finnish prime ministers were holding a joint press conference to mark their first face-to-face meeting on Wednesday morning at Auckland’s Government House when a reporter questioned the motive of the meeting.The two discussed global issues and threats to democracy, including the war in Ukraine and the situation in Afghanistan.“A lot of people will be wondering are you two just...
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Jacinda Ardern and Sanna Marin dismiss claim they met due to 'similar age'

The leaders of New Zealand and Finland have dismissed a journalist's suggestion that they arranged a meeting because they are "similar in age". At a press conference in Auckland, Finland's Sanna Marin and New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern said they met because they are prime ministers, not because they are both young, female leaders.

Jacinda Ardern and Sanna Marin have perfect responses to journalist's dumb question

Jacinda Ardern and Sanna Marin perfectly shut down responses to a journalist's dumb question at a joint press conference.The leaders of New Zealand and Finland respectively met for diplomatic talks. It was Marin's first official tour and she was the first Finnish prime minister to visit the country.All normal stuff for politicians then, but a New Zealand reporter working for Newstalk ZB asked whether the two were meeting because they are "similar in age" and "got a lot of common stuff there" or whether they planned to sign more "deals".An incredulous looking Ardern eplied: "I wonder whether or not...