President Ma Praises Taiwan-NZ Economic Cooperation Pact

Press Release – Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New Zealand President Ma Ying-jeou said July 16 that the recently concluded Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC) will further boost bilateral trade and strengthen …President Ma Praises Taiwan-NZ Economic Cooperation Pact President Ma Ying-jeou said July 16 that the recently concluded Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC) will further boost bilateral trade and strengthen the nation’s regional economic integration prospects. “I’m delighted at the potential of the ANZTEC for creating greater bilateral economic and trade profits,” Ma said. “The pact will strengthen economic cooperation; promote industrial development; demonstrate our commitment to further trade liberalization; and encourage other trading partners to sign similar agreements with Taiwan.” The president made the remarks during a reception in Taipei City held by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Among those attending were Premier Jiang Yi-huah, Legislative Yuan President Wang Jin-pyng, Minister of Foreign Affairs David Y. L. Lin, Stephen Payton, Director of Taipei-based New Zealand Commerce and Industry Office, members of the diplomatic corps, and representatives of the private sector. The ANZTEC represents many firsts, Ma said. “New Zealand is the first developed economy, non-ROC diplomatic ally and Southern Hemisphere country to sign...

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