There are opportunities for new relationships to develop between New Zealand and South East Asian countries, particularly Singapore, according to government officials.
Economic links are being explored further by Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce who has arrived in Singapore to strengthen the bilateral science and innovation relationship between the two countries.
He is also meeting with high-net worth investors to promote New Zealand as an investment destination and believes that could lead to wealthy business people considering a move to the country.
“There is huge potential to grow the economic links between New Zealand and Singapore which is one of our most valued partners in the Asia-Pacific region. Whether it is in terms of tourism, two way trade or foreign direct investment, Singapore consistently ranks in our top 10 countries,” said Joyce.