Vietnam and New Zealand Sign Cooperation Agreements

“Vietnam and New Zealand have signed several cooperation agreements during a visit by Prime Minister John Key to Hanoi as they seek to double bilateral trade in the next five years”, as reported in The China Post.

“Today we’ve signed a number of agreements which will see greater opportunities for New Zealand and Vietnamese companies to do more business together, for more students to be educated both in New Zealand and through New Zealand universities here in Vietnam and also see greater exchange of people-to-people links through tourist visits,” said John Key at a joint news conference.

The agreements signed cover the areas of aviation, health and education.

Vietnam “is already New Zealand’s fastest-growing export market in South East Asia but we are always looking for opportunities to do more together,” as reported on Stuff.

The two countries seek to bring their bilateral trade to US$1.7 billion by 2020.

Article Source: The China Post, November 16, 2015

Image Source: Twitter- John Key

Tags: China Post  John Key  New Zealand  Prime Minister John Key  Vietnam  

Supreme Court Rules Voting Age of 18 is Discriminatory

Supreme Court Rules Voting Age of 18 is Discriminatory

New Zealand’s Supreme Court has ruled that the country’s current voting age of 18 is discriminatory, meaning parliament must discuss whether it should be lowered, Alys Davies reports for the BBC. The…