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NZ Deputy PM Winston Peters Lands in Ahmedabad, India

NZ Deputy PM Winston Peters was welcomed by Gujarat Minister of State Jagdish Vishwakarma & the Mayor of Ahmedabad Pratibha Jain | Photo: @NewZealandMFA

New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters arrived in Gujarat's Ahmedabad on 10 March on an official visit. Winston Peters is visiting India from March 10 to 13 at the invitation of External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a press release.

The release added that Deputy Prime Minister Peters will visit Ahmedabad and New Delhi on his first visit to India after the new government in New Zealand assumed office in November 2023. He had earlier visited India as Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister in February 2020.

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In Ahmedabad, Deputy Prime Minister Peters is expected to meet the political leadership of Gujarat on March 11, 2024.
In New Delhi, EAM and Deputy Prime Minister Peters are scheduled to hold a bilateral meeting on March 12, 2024, during which the entire gamut of our bilateral relationship with New Zealand is expected to be discussed.

It also said that Deputy Prime Minister Peters is scheduled to meet with other dignitaries during his official visit to India.
India and New Zealand share warm and friendly relations based on the commonalities of democratic traditions and shared values bolstered by strong people-to-people ties.

The two countries are engaging in cooperation across a wide range of areas, including trade and economy, defence and security, education and research, and environment and climate change, the MEA release concluded.
Bilateral relations were established in 1952 between India and New Zealand. New Zealand has identified India as a priority country in its "Opening Doors to India" policy, which was notified in October 2011 and reiterated by New Zealand in 2015. 

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