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MOSCOW, February 13. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia and New Zealand have confirmed the existence of significant potential for developing bilateral relations, Russian Foreign Ministry officials said on Thursday following consultations between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov, New Zealand Acting Deputy Foreign Minister Lucy Duncan and Trade Minister Tim Groser.
“The parties have closely considered most pressing issues of the bilateral and international agenda,” the ministry officials said.
“Particular attention was paid to intensifying Russia-New Zealand political dialogue, trade, investment and humanitarian co-operation alongside the countries’ interaction in international issues with an emphasis on ensuring security and sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region,” they added.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry noted that “the consultations took place in an atmosphere of frankness and confidence, confirming a high level of mutual understanding on most issues discussed and the existence of significant potential for further development of bilateral relations”.