WELLINGTON, April 5 (Xinhua) -- Ministers of New Zealand and Angola met in Wellington Wednesday to discuss increasing trade flows between the two nations.
New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully said the visit by Angolan Minister of External Relations Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti was an opportunity to deepen the relationship with the southwest African nation.
"Angola had one of the fastest-growing economies of the past decade, and appointed its first ever ambassador to New Zealand, resident in Singapore, last year," McCully said in a statement.
Both countries served as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council from 2015 to 2016.
"Angola is a leader in the southern African region, and it provides an important voice on African peace and security issues. Our mutual Security Council terms also provided an opportunity for increased engagement between our two countries," said McCully.
Chikoti would also meeting Trade Minister Todd McClay and Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy to discuss business opportunities with the fisheries sector.