Friday, 06 June 2003
Zealand hopes to transfer the relevant skills and technology in future
collaborations with Sarawak.
Trade Negotiations and Agricuture Minister, Encik Jim Sutton says New Zealand,
whose bilateral. ties with Malaysia date. back to the 1950s from the Colombo
Plan and shared security concerns, is considering establishing joint ventures in
tourism, education, agriculture, food processing and forestry in Sarawak.
to reporters in Kuching today after opening the New Zealand Centre at Pending,
he said his country had its own particular skills and technology that would be
applicable in Sarawak.
the potential of tourism collaboration, Encik Jim Sutton said Sarawak and New
Zealand could create first class opportunities and experiences in the region
that could attract long-haul travellers from America and Europe to visit these
year, Sarawak accounted for five per cent of the 2.4-billion ringgit worth of
two--way trade between New Zealand and Malaysia, which is its eighth largest
bilateral trading partner.