The Herald reports:
The pair were scheduled to meet for the first time at a US Presidential reception this evening but Mr Obama approached the Prime Minister unexpectedly at a lunch hosted by Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.
The pair chatted for two or three minutes.
Mr Obama asked Mr Key how he was enjoying the UN. The pair exchanged pleasantries before the US president moved on.
Mr Key will have another chance to meet the US leader at tonight’s reception.
What I find amusing is that the PM is meeting the UN Secretary-General, US President, NATO Secretary-General etc etc, yet the average Kiwi is only interested in his appearance on Letterman!
The Letterman episode will screen Friday night NZ time.