External Affairs Minister (EAM) Dr. S Jaishankar is on a visit to New Zealand. This is his first visit to the island country which witnessed talks on various issues related to bilateral cooperation between both nations.
EAM met Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, and held talks regarding the strengthening of bilateral cooperation through focused engagement in areas of strength. Both leaders participated at the Kiwi Indian Hall of Fame Awards 2022 in which they launched the much-awaited New Zealand launch of Modi@20: Dreams Meet Delivery. The minister received a traditional Maori welcome at the start of his official engagements.
Earlier in the day, EAM held a bilateral meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of New Zealand, Nanaia Mahuta, in Auckland. The leader deliberated on various issues that consisted of ways through which both countries can strengthen bilateral relationships in the sectors of business, education, technology, the digital world, agricultural trade, talent, and most significantly, people to people connect between the two societies.
The Minister discussed issues related to the visas of Indian students whose studies were disrupted due to Covid-19 pandemic and “Urged expeditious visa processing of those desirous of studying in New Zealand now” tweets EAM.
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