Ambassador: PH, NZ enjoys good relationship-A A +A
Friday, October 25, 2013
THE relationship between the Philippines and New Zealand is getting better considering that more Filipinos are going to their country to live and work, said New Zealand Ambassador Reuben Levermore.
Levermore was among the dignitaries who joined the recently held 69th Leyte Gulf Landings celebration.
New Zealand is the 13th largest export market of the country, a third of which is for dairy products. New Zealand exports more products to the Philippines.
Over half of the Philippines’ exports to New Zealand are fruit products, mostly bananas.
The New Zealand envoy also cited Leyte as one of the partners of their country that can be traced back in the 70’s where both countries have an existing cooperation of geothermal studies.
He added that Leyte and New Zealand are the same in soil quality, which is why there could be a possibility of partnership between the Provincial Government of Leyte and their government in agricultural program.
Levermore said Leyteños should also look into the possibility of studying in their country.
He said education is an important aspect in their country, especially in their economy and it helps for better linkages of countries for future trading partnership.
The New Zealand government has announced a package of new initiatives to encourage further growth in New Zealand’s $2.6 billion international education sector by making it easier for some international students to work during their studies and allow streamlined visa processing in partnership with selected high quality education providers in their country. (Leyte Samar Daily Express)