Trade and tourism are high on the agenda for Jacinda Ardern as the New Zealand leader visits Australia this week.
The Kiwi prime minister will attend a formal meeting with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, take part in an Australia-NZ leadership forum along with a number of New Zealand ministers, and deliver a speech on foreign policy at the Lowy Institute.
Yet the visit is firmly focused on trade and tourism, with more than 30 Kiwi business leaders joining Ms Ardern in Australia.
“This trade mission is one of many steps this Government is taking to reconnect New Zealand with the world while actively strengthening partnerships between government, business and industry,” she said in a statement on Monday.
New Zealand has relaxed its restrictions on international visitors and other measures taken to control the spread of COVID-19 during the pandemic.
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