27 Mar 2017

NZ and China to co-operate more over fish and development

7:11 pm on 27 March 2017

New Zealand has today signed two agreements with China to strengthen co-operation in fisheries and international development, particularly in the Pacific.

 Li Keqiang arrives in NZ

Li Keqiang arrives in NZ Photo: Reuters / Pool

The deals were signed in Wellington as part of the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit to New Zealand.

New Zealand Foreign Minister, Murray McCully, said these arrangements would strengthen and expand the co-operation with China even further.

He said New Zealand and China were committed to protecting sustainable fish stocks in the Pacific, and both support efforts to combat illegal fishing.

Mr McCully said New Zealand and China would also be able to work together to identify further development co-operation projects in the Pacific, after their involvement building a water system in the Cook Islands.

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