NZ, Turkey Boost Ties With New Three-Year Visa

By Editorial 28 April, 2014

New Zealand's Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse has announced that Turkish visitors to the country will be able to benefit from a new three year multiple-entry visa.

Woodhouse explained that the visa will be similar to an arrangement that New Zealand has with China, which he said has been "extremely successful in strengthening business connections." The visa is designed to encourage trade and to facilitate travel for business and diplomatic visitors.

The Minister made the announcement while visiting Turkey to attend the 99th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, and to discuss plans for next year's centenary with Australian and Turkish counterparts. He said that Gallipoli gave New Zealand and Turkey a "special relationship," and that both Governments are committed to building deeper ties, "as we look towards, and beyond, the centenary commemorations."

Turkey is New Zealand's 44th largest trade partner with bilateral trade valued at about NZD209m (USD179m) a year.

Tags: China | New Zealand | Turkey | Expats | Travel | Visas And Passports |


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