Malaysia, New Zealand pledge to deepen bilateral ties

KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 — Malaysia and New Zealand today discussed efforts to strengthen bilateral relations, particularly in various fields involving mutual interests.

The matter was discussed by Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan who received a phone call from New Zealand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Winston Peters.

Mohamad shared about the phone conversation on his Facebook page.

Earlier reports from Bernama mentioned that Malaysia and New Zealand have witnessed several exchanges of visits at the leadership level, with the latest being the visit of New Zealand’s Governor-General Dame Cindy Kiro last year.

New Zealand is Malaysia’s second largest trading partner in the Pacific region, with the total trade volume between the two countries amounting to RM6.32 billion as of June 2023 – marking a 15.3 per cent increase compared to RM5.48 billion for the same period in 2022. — Bernama




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