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First Minister of Wales Impressed With Kiwi Business

First Minister of Wales Impressed With Kiwi Business
New Zealand trip inspires Wales First Minister to build connections

Auckland, 8 September 2011 – The First Minister of Wales, The Rt. Hon. Carwyn Jones who is in New Zealand as a guest of the New Zealand Government today announced his intention to foster closer links with the country.

The First Minister has been very impressed with the diversity and entrepreneurialism of New Zealand industry and business leaders he has met and sees a great opportunity to grow links across a range of different fields from manufacturing to technology.

The First Minister says Wales and New Zealand are very similar countries with shared interests in sport, culture and business.

The First Minister said:

“Both New Zealand and Wales have a long and proud heritage as primary producers, but are now doing very well in tech, digital and creative industries.”

“We share an intense love of sport which, as demonstrated by New Zealand’s hosting of the Rugby World Cup, also provides opportunities for businesses to build bridges and collaborate closer together across international markets.”

While in New Zealand, Mr Jones is meeting a range of leading key New Zealand business and political leaders.

“We have a business friendly approach in Wales and are investing heavily in infrastructure, including broadband, to create an environment where New Zealand companies can succeed. I know that New Zealand also has a lot to offer in terms of software and information technology as well as creative industries so I see even closer ties developing in these sectors.”

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