- New Zealand is keen to forge co-operation and enhance business ties
with Sarawak in various industries and sectors, said its Trade
Negotiations and Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton yesterday.
the business sectors and activities that New Zealand and the State
could work together in, he said, were education, agriculture, food
processing, forest-products processing and tourism.
added that other potential
of co-operation that could be looked include academic fields,
management in parks, natural resources and forestry.
have much that we can learn from you. And we have our own particular
skills and technology we developed that are applicable here and
furthermore, we have a very good relationship," said Sutton.
was speaking to journalists after the official opening of New Zealand
Centre at Jalan Urama here yesterday. Also present were Acting New
Zealand High Commissioner David Pine and Managing Director of New
Zealand Centre Rodger Chan.
on the tourism sector, Sutton said some New Zealanders had been
involved in drafting the Sarawak's strategic plan for tourism.
we work together, we can create a menu of first class tourism
opportunities and experiences in our region. We can mix and match and
put together a superb holiday experience (for tourists)," said
the high tariff level imposed on wood and wood based products from New
Zealand and Malaysia, Sutton said: "The WTO is our best
opportunity to correct this problem."