With impressive cultural diversity, a powerhouse economy and the confidence and energy of a youthful population, India's importance to New Zealand will only grow over the coming years and decades.
Led by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters and Minister of Trade and Export Growth David Parker, this official visit and trade mission reflects New Zealand's commitment to actively building New Zealand’s relationship with India and deepening our diplomatic, trade and economic ties for the benefit of both countries.
The connections between India and New Zealand run deep, with shared Commonwealth heritage, democratic traditions, and close sporting links. Hindi is one of our most widely spoken languages, and India’s culture and traditions form a valued part of a modern, diverse New Zealand.
The business delegation represents a true cross-section of New Zealand’s evolving trade relationship with India. It spans our premium food and beverage and primary production expertise, advanced solutions for India’s aviation and manufacturing sector, and innovative technology and services.
The delegates embody New Zealand’s ambition, integrity and ingenuity in business, and the potential that exists for mutually beneficial, commercial partnerships between our two countries.
Together we have a great foundation for cooperation as we face the challenges and opportunities of a new decade together.
Celebrating the NZ-India relationship, business leaders, government officials, members of the diplomatic community and other distinguished guests attended a reception hosted by the New Zealand High Commission for Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters and Minister of Trade and Export Growth David Parker