New Zealand business delegation in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, March 6 (Xinhua) — A New Zealand business delegation arrived in Sri Lanka on Monday to further strengthen business links between the two countries.

Led by New Zealand Food Safety Minister David Bennett, the delegation comprises some of New Zealand’s leading companies.

Sri Lanka is New Zealand’s 23rd largest goods export market and New Zealand is Sri Lanka’s 54th largest goods export market.

New Zealand’s top exports to Sri Lanka are milk powder, butter and fruit. Sri Lanka’s top exports to New Zealand are tea, retreaded tyres and gloves.

The New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, New Zealand’s economic development and trade promotion agency, with support from The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce will be assisting the delegation to explore the possibility of forging new business ventures with their Sri Lankan counterparts.

Prior to his arrival in Sri Lanka, Bennett said New Zealand’s relationship with Sri Lanka is stronger than ever.

“Sri Lanka’s economy is thriving, with the potential for New Zealand to increase not only its commodity trade, but other sectors including aviation and healthcare,” said Bennett.


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