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New Zealand PM tags Lanka as ‘Shining Light of Asian Region


Colombo :New Zealand Prime Minister John Phillip Key,who is on a two-day official visit to Sri Lanka, today described the island nation as the ‘Shining Light of Asian Region’ .

Key said that said there are enormous opportunities in Sri Lanka for New Zealand entrepreneurs and investors, reports Lanka Page Website.

Prime Minister Key at the bilateral discussions with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat said that agricultural nations New Zealand and Sri Lanka could enhance cooperation in this field.

Key added that his country would assist the dairy sector in Sri Lanka and said a Dairy Production Institution will be set up in Sri Lanka and that would help in transfer of technology and ideas to the farmers.

Key further thanked President Sirisena for the gift of a second baby elephant to New Zealand and said the first baby elephant gifted by Sri Lanka is now a major attraction for children visiting the zoological park. (ANI)

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