A free trade agreement between New Zealand and the US is expected to be on the agenda when the Prime Minister meets with the US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
Rice arrives in New Zealand on Friday night and will hold talks with Helen Clark and Foreign Minister Winston Peters on Saturday.
The NZ US Council Chairman, former prime minister Jim Bolger, says they will have a number of issues to discuss including the possibility of a free trade deal.
He says the politicians are also likely to talk about the unstable economic climate worldwide.
Bolger says international security and the development of Pacific nations will also be a talking point, before Rice travels to Samoa with Peters to meet with Pacific Forum Foreign Ministers.