Vietnamese Prime Minister begins official visit to New Zealand

March 09, 2024

AUCKLAND — Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính, his spouse Lê Thị Bích Trân, and a high-ranking delegation of Việt Nam landed at Auckland Airport on March 9 evening (local time), starting an official visit to New Zealand from March 10 to 11 at the invitation of his New Zealand counterpart Christopher Luxon. The delegation was also welcomed by the Vietnamese Ambassador to New Zealand Nguyễn Văn Trung, staff members of the Vietnamese Embassy, and representatives of Vietnamese people in the country. Việt Nam is currently the 14th largest trading partner of New Zealand with bilateral trade reaching $1.3 billion in 2023. As of November 2023, New Zealand had 52 investment projects worth $208.35 million Việt Nam, ranking 39th among 143 countries and territories investing in the country, statistics show. There are about 11,000 Vietnamese people in the South Pacific nation, mainly in Auckland, Christchurch, and Wellington.

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