Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in New Zealand to discuss bilateral relations, specifically, economic ties, IRNA reported on March 12.
This is the first time during the last 12 years that an Iranian top official visits New Zealand. Iran was New Zealand’s fifth biggest export target in 1980, IRNA reported.
However, Iran Custom Administration’s latest monthly report says that during March 2015-January 2016, Iran imported only $47 million worth of goods from this country.
Zarif will meet the Prime Minister John Key as well as his cabinet’s two economic advisors, IRNA reported, adding that Iranian minister also has a plan to visit the representatives of the private economic sector.