They were accompanied by a high-level Vietnamese delegation. They were welcomed by New Zealand Ambassador to Vietnam Wendy Matthews and Vietnamese Ambassador to New Zealand Nguyen Viet Dung, among others. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his spouse were welcomed at Auckland international airport As scheduled, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Andern will chair an official ceremony to welcome Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his spouse on March 13. Afterwards, PM Phuc will have bilateral meetings with leaders from New Zealand and Auckland city in particular. He is due to meet with the Vietnamese community in the host country. The PM will attend the Vietnam-New Zealand business forum, receive some New Zealand’s big businesses, and visit several local research facilities. The cooperation between Vietnam and New Zealand has developed rapidly and strongly in recent years since the establishment of bilateral diplomatic ties in 1975. The two sides issued a … [Read more...] about PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc arrives in Auckland, starting official visit to NZ
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>>> A springboard for Vietnam-New Zealand comprehensive ties The Vietnamese PM was welcomed at the airport by Deborah Russel, a member of the New Zealand parliament; New Zealand Ambassador to Vietnam Wendy Matthews; leaders of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of New Zealand; Vietnamese Ambassador to New Zealand Nguyen Viet Dung; and officials of the Vietnamese Embassy in New Zealand. During his stay in New Zealand, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc will hold talks with his New Zealand counterpart, Jacinda Andern, and witness the signing of important cooperation documents between the two sides. The Government leader will also have a bilateral meeting with Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives, Travor Mallard. PM Phuc is scheduled to meet with Mayor of Auckland Phil Goff and the Vietnamese community in New Zealand this afternoon. During the trip, the Vietnamese leader will attend the Vietnam-New Zealand Business Forum, in addition to hosting a reception for the leaders of a … [Read more...] about PM arrives in Auckland, beginning official visit to New Zealand
WELLINGTON, April 27, 2009 (AFP) - Hundreds of plane passengers who flew with a school group believed to have caught the deadly swine flu were being tracked down Monday as New Zealand raced to prevent the spread of the disease. Prime Minister John Key moved to reassure the country the government was capable of dealing with any flu outbreak as medical staff screened passengers returning on flights from North and South America. "I think New Zealanders can be confident that the government has a plan -- that plan was put in place quite a number of years ago when we were concerned about avian bird flu," Key told Television New Zealand. Key said New Zealand had about 1.4 million doses of Tamiflu anti-flu medication. Reports from Mexico have indicated the drug is effective in treating the new flu. Mexico's health minister, Jose Angel Cordova, announced late Sunday that the probable death toll there had reached 103, while the United States declared a public emergency. Nine students and a … [Read more...] about New Zealand tracking fellow passengers of ‘swine flu’ victims
Nguyen Anh Tuan learnt of New Zealand's long term business visa from a friend, and decided to visit the country and see the place for himself before deciding whether or not it would be worth his while to start a business there. After a prolonged visitor's visa application process handled by an authorized New Zealand immigration advisor, Tuan arrived in the country only to be questioned for more than 10 hours and refused entry. The New Zealand immigration authorities are yet to respond to Tuan's demand for an explanation, but an embassy spokesperson informed Vietweek that he was refused entry into the country because of "inconsistencies" in his statements. (see Vietweek issue 075, June 28-July 4, 2013). This is Tuan's response: New Zealand is no longer of interest to me, although I am still waiting to hear from the embassy directly the response to my complaint. However, because the embassy has claimed that not all elements of my story are accurate, I would like to add the … [Read more...] about My inconsistency or their bigotry?
New Zealand's green, beautiful landscapes and friendly people leave unforgettable impressions on a Thanh Nien correspondent: Welcoming me at Auckland airport was Viet Anh, a young Vietnamese composer who was preparing for his graduation exam in a music course at Auckland University. Anh did not take me to the hotel but to the house of Viet Thanh, a member of the Saigon Boys Band, once very famous in Vietnam. … [Read more...] about A trip to beautiful New Zealand