Garam Masala: October 2015

Column – Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi Parliament has been in recess over the last two weeks which gives me the opportunity to meet and greet my constituents.Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi, List MP based in Manukau East Welcome to our October newsletter Parliament has been in recess over the last two weeks which gives me the opportunity to meet and greet my constituents. Meeting with Constituents in my Manukau East Office I also had a chance to visit India and Malaysia. During my visit to India I met with Senior Ministers in the Indian Government. I had a constructive discussion with the Indian Minister of Aviation Pusapati Ashok Gajapati Raju on direct flights between New Zealand and India and offering quality training and education in New Zealand to young Indian students who are keen on building a career as pilots. Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Ministry of Commerce & Industry, as well as Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs with Government of India was also kind enough to meet with me during my visit. We discussed the Free Trade Agreement between the two countries. I reiterated that New Zealand is very keen to engage with India and form a long lasting partnership between the two countries. Meeting with Hon Nirmala Sitharaman and Graeme Morton, New Zealand High Commissioner to India My visit to Malaysia was to represent...

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