New Zealand to discuss trade, security with Singapore

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Wellington, March 7 (IANS) New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCull will visit Singapore this week with trade and security issues as the main agenda.

McCully’s trip to meet Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan would be his first visit to Singapore since the country’s general elections in September 2015, Xinhua quoted the minister as saying.

“Singapore is one of our top export markets with two-way trade reaching $1.9 billion in 2015,” McCully said.

“New Zealand and Singapore share a warm friendship based on trade and economic links, extensive defence ties, and regional cooperation.”

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