The second Foreign Office Consultations between India and New Zealand recently concluded in Delhi, providing an opportunity to review the entire range of bilateral relations
India and New Zealand concluded the second round of Foreign Office Consultations on Tuesday in New Delhi, discussing several issues of mutual interest.
On behalf of India, the meeting was led by Vijay Thakur Singh, Secretary (East) with New Zealand’s Deputy Secretary (America & Asia Group), Ben King. Both sides discussed several bilateral aspects related to political, trade and economic relations. The consultations between India and New Zealand provided an opportunity to both sides for reaffirming their commitment on working closely in these areas.
The official spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs, Raveesh Kumar tweeted few pictures from the meeting along with an update on the talks. The tweet said, “2nd round of #IndiaNewZealand Foreign Office Consultations were held in Delhi today,led by Secretary (East),Vijay Thakur Singh & Deputy Secretary,America & Asia Group @MFATgovtNZ ,Ben King. Both sides exchanged views on bilateral, regional & multilateral issues of mutual interest.”
The cordial relations between India and New Zealand gained momentum after India’s independence in 1947. Both countries, once a part of the British Empire, established formal bilateral relations in 1952. With more than 23,000 Indians currently studying in New Zealand, the countries share extended ties on educational cooperation.