Visit of PM of New Zealand

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Tuesday said that his country was aiming to seal a free trade agreement (FTA) with India by March 2012.
The visiting New Zealand Prime Minister, along with a 25-member strong business delegation, participated in bilateral talks with his counterpart Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and addressed industry captains here on Tuesday. At the end of delegation-level talks, two agreements for further initiatives in filming and education were signed between the two countries. These agreements are
1)      Agreement between the two Governments on Audio-Visual Co-Production
2)     Protocol for Cooperation between the two Governments on Science and Innovation
Addressing the industry captains, Key sought greater cooperation in the areas of IT, agriculture, food processing and dairy farming. He also emphasised the need to increase people-to-people contact and invited more Indian students to New Zealand. Speaking on the occasion, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma invited investments in sectors like renewable energy, infrastructure, agro-processing and IT.

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