Jaishankar asked minister Mahuta to expedite the processing of Indian students’ student visas during their conversation. “
This afternoon, I had cordial and useful conversations with New Zealand Foreign Minister @NanaiaMahuta. Two civilizations that value history and culture are attempting to establish a more modern partnership “Tweeted the minister.
“Raised the question of how Covid measures were affecting Indian pupils. urged for the prompt processing of visas for people wishing to study in New Zealand at this time, “he added.
According to Jaishankar, if India and New Zealand capitalise on their respective economic, educational, and agricultural advantages, they can work together to address urgent global concerns like pandemics, maritime security, and climate change.
The external affairs minister also valued the exchange of ideas on global issues including the Indo-Pacific and the situation in Ukraine. Additionally, he stated that India valued its collaboration with New Zealand in global fora like the UN and Commonwealth.
Jaishankar also acquired information on the Pacific Islands from Aupito William Sio, the Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs of New Zealand. “During my discussions with FM @NanaiaMahuta, it was a pleasure to meet Associate Minister for Foreign Affairs @AupitoWSio MP. Having benefited from his knowledge of the Pacific Islands “Tweeted EAM.
This marks Jaishankar’s first trip to New Zealand. The EAM held a meeting with Priyanca Radhakrishnan, the first Indian-origin minister of New Zealand, the day before.
EAM will travel to Canberra and Sydney when his time in New Zealand is up.
EAM will be travelling to Australia for the second time this year; the previous trip was in February 2022 to Melbourne to attend the Quadrilateral Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.
Jaishankar will also have a meeting with Richard Marles, the deputy prime minister and minister of defence of Australia.