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New Zealand PM looks to boost partnership with India

IANS  |  Wellington 

Prime Minister John Key is aiming to strengthen political and economic links with during his visit to next week.

Key, who is leading a business and education delegation from October 24 to 28, will hold talks in with President Pranab Mukherjee, who visited earlier this year, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Xinhua news agency reported.

"Along with further strengthening New Zealand's political, security, and economic connections with India, my meeting with Prime Minister Modi will be an opportunity to discuss his efforts to reform India's economy and how can be part of India' s growth," Key said in a statement Monday.

"is a key partner for New Zealand. It is a leading source of skilled migrants, international students and tourists, and in the five years since I last visited our two way trade has grown by 41 per cent to 2.4 billion New Zealand dollars ($1 billion)."

Key, last visited in 2011. Besides New Delhi, the Prime Minister will also visit Mumbai and Kochi.



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First Published: Mon, October 17 2016. 13:20 IST