(MENAFN) According to its ambassador, New Zealand is prepared to discuss diplomatic expansion in the larger Asia-Pacific area with Ankara.
Regarding Türkiye's Asia Anew program, Zoe Coulson-Sinclair told Anadolu, "We stand ready to share with them our experiences in that area."
Coulson-Sinclair made his remarks as New Zealand was getting ready to observe Waitangi Day, which will see people from all communities and backgrounds congregate in Waitangi, a small village in the north, on Monday to commemorate the first signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, The Treaty of Waitangi, the country's founding document.
The agreement between New Zealand’s indigenous people and the British Crown was inked Feb. 6, 1840.
Coulson-Sinclair said her country, which has a population of over 5 million, could serve as a bridge between the area and Turkey because it "might look like a gateway for some Turkish companies that are interested in reaching into the Pacific, the Pacific Islands region — these are the kind of ways in which maybe we can help." She was seated next to a wall that displayed artwork that represented a number of the original Treaty of Waitangi signatures.
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