Wellington, May 16, 2017. As part of the implementation of the mechanisms of contact with different regions, the Latin America Friendship Group of the New Zealand Parliament held their first meeting with GRULAC ambassadors in Wellington.
The Chairperson of the Group and member of Parliament (N) for Invercargill, Sarah Dowie, informed Latin American diplomats in relation to the interest in fostering greater trade and exchanges with that region. Dowie insisted on her view of great opportunities and express her will to identify the areas with the greatest potential.
Also present in the meeting were MPs Tamati Coffey (L), from the Waiariki Maori district; Brett Hudson (N), Member from the party list; and David Bennet (N), who is not part of the group, but chaired it in the previous legislature.
The Ambassador of Cuba, Mario Alzugaray, provided information on the interests of Cuba in New Zealand, as well as the current situation and prospects of his country. (Embacuba NZ).