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New Zealand: national involvement in the Indian ocean region

  • Ocean
  • Economics
  • Linguistics
  • Political Science


New Zealand is expanding its regional engagement through the deepening of diplomatic ties, the negotiation of bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, greater cultural integration and the refocussing of defence, aid and foreign policies to reflect the changes nature of the region. New Zealand has significantly increased its diplomatic presence in the Indian Ocean region. Wellington has identified the development of political and security ties, economic Key Points New Zealand is negotiating Free Trade Agreements and enhancing its cultural and linguistic ties with a number of key countries in the Indian Ocean region. Wellington provides aid and financial resources to assist emerging economies and to promote New Zealand businesses in the region.

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