New Zealand foreign affairs representative flies into SA for trade talks

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New Zealand foreign affairs representative flies into SA for trade talks

New Zealand’s Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Mr Fletcher Tabuteau will lead a senior-level New Zealand business delegation to South Africa this week.

“The South African market presents significant potential for New Zealand businesses; and is our most diverse trading partner on the African continent on the African continent with more than NZ$300 million in exports.”

“Our Government supports New Zealand exporters to showcase their products and services to the world. Visits like this one are an important part of promoting the New Zealand brand and highlighting our values to a global audience of consumers.” â€" Fletcher Tabuteau

The visit will provide an opportunity for Tabuteau to discuss New Zealand’s wider relationship with South Africa. In a statement made earlier on Monday, he confirmed that strengthenin g trade was the aim of the game:

“I am looking forward to meeting with my South African counterparts and leaders of businesses in South Africa to show world-leading trade and innovation credentials, and further strengthen the ties of trade and friendship between our two countries.”

Diplomatic relations between South Africa and New Zealand

The engagements in South Africa follows a bilateral visit to the United Arab Emirates which took place last week. The partnership between NZ and SA grew even closer one week ago, following Malusi Gigaba’s overhaul of the visa structure in Mzansi.

New “e-visas” will be piloted for travellers coming from the Kiwi nation to South Africa. The new scheme is effectively an electronic version of the visa documents needed to enter this country. But rather than fumbling about with all your papers on arrival, the e-visa stores all necessary information.

Therefore, when the system is ro lled out in April 2019, it should be much easier for New Zealanders to make it through to the Rainbow Nation. Cyril Ramaphosa will be hoping that by giving a little, he’ll get a little, as South Africa continues its investment drive towards the $100 billion mark.

Source: Google News New Zealand | Netizen 24 New Zealand

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