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New Zealand PM to visit Vietnam in mid-Nov

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will visit Vietnam from November 14 to 17, between regional summit meetings in Cambodia and Thailand.

The New Zealand prime minister will be accompanied by a mission of business leaders in the country.

She will depart for Phnom Penh on November 12 for the East Asia Summit and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) events and attend meetings with leaders from the Indo-Pacific.

Prime Minister Ardern will then lead a business delegation to Vietnam, visiting Hanoi and HCMC.

The prime minister sees the Vietnam visit as an opportunity to renew and strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries. In addition, the visit will support reconnection for New Zealand businesses with opportunities in Vietnam’s emerging and dynamic market.

Businesses joining the trade mission to Vietnam are active in food and beverage, aviation, tech and services, and represent New Zealand’s commitment to sustainable growth and innovation in Southeast Asia.

Trade Commissioner at New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) in Vietnam Joe Nelson said, “We are delighted to have the prime minister visit Southeast Asia this month. Through this trade mission, we look forward to deepening and broadening our collaborative partnerships with Vietnam across sectors of strategic importance to New Zealand.”

Prime Minister Ardern will travel to Bangkok from Vietnam for the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting.

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