New Zealand-Thailand strategic partnership ‘significant’ in scope

New Zealand-Thailand strategic partnership ‘significant’ in scope
New Zealand prime minister Christopher Luxon and Thai PM Srettha Thavisin have agreed their countries will enter a strategic partnership. (Image: Daniel Brunskill)
Dileepa Fonseka
Asia NZ Foundation chief executive Suzannah Jessep says an agreement for New Zealand to form a strategic partnership with Thailand is “significant” because of its breadth.“There are aspects that are trade-focused but it also includes defence and security and other areas so I think it’s a symbol of intent and a wish to grow and deepen the relationship.“And it is strategic in terms of it being part of the prime minister – or this government’s – agenda to deepen and broaden relationships across South...

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