New Zealand's new visa for Turkey's businessmen and diplomats to promote ties

April 26, 2014
New Zealand's new visa for Turkey's businessmen and diplomats to promote ties

It will now be easier for business people and diplomats from Turkey to visit New Zealand as that country has introduced and offered a new three-year multiple-entry visa. Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse, who is in Turkey on an official visit, made an announcement to this effect. Mr. Woodhouse is also using the occasion to meet with his counterparts from Turkey and Australia on the plan for next year’s centenary celebrations of Gallipoli landings. ‘Gallipoli landings’ or the ‘Gallipoli campaign’, was part of a ‘world war 1’ campaign in which the allied forces, Germany and the Ottoman army were involved and in which the allied forces were defeated.

The New Zealand ambassador stated that his country and Turkey share special bonds through (or, by way of) the Gallipoli landings. The ambassador added that their governments were keen on forging deeper ties beyond the centenary celebrations slotted for next year. He also that the three-year multiple entry visa has been formulated such that it will promote deeper ties and promote more trade between the two countries. This would also ease travel requirements for business people and diplomatic officials.

Mr. Woodhouse also stated that his country has a similar arrangement with China which is working well in enhancing business and trade ties and that he is confident that it would be so in the case of New Zealand and Turkey, too.

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