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Foreign Minister to visit Gulf states

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 3/03/2017

There's huge potential for greater co-operation between New Zealand and the Gulf States, Foreign Minister Murray McCully says ahead of meetings there.

He will travel to Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Bahrain this weekend for a series of trade and security meetings.

They'll centre on free trade discussions with the Gulf Cooperation Council, which also includes Oman and Saudi Arabia.

"Our relationship with this important region are growing at a great pace and my visit will be an opportunity to continue discussions about priority areas including the NZ-GCC FTA, regional security issues and co-operation in areas such as renewable energy," Mr McCully said.

"Our economies are highly complementary and there is huge potential for greater co-operation."

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