ASEAN, New Zealand commit to intensifying strategic partnership

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(VOVWORLD) - ASEAN and New Zealand reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening strategic partnership through the implementation of the ASEAN-New Zealand Plan of Action until 2025.
ASEAN, New Zealand commit to intensifying strategic partnership - ảnh 1Participants at the 11th meeting of the ANZJCC. (Photo:

At the 11th ASEAN-New Zealand Joint Cooperation Committee (ANZJCC) meeting in Indonesia on Saturday, both sides welcomed the progress made so far and recognised New Zealand’s commitment to supporting ASEAN‘s centrality through its participation in ASEAN-led mechanisms including cooperation under the four themes of the plan of action: peace, prosperity, people, and planet.

Both looked forward to concluding negotiations on upgrading the Agreement to establish the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA) and called for the effective implementation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement. 

The meeting underlined the need to enhance cooperation in renewable energy; climate-smart agriculture; sustainable development; bio-circular and green economy; transport, infrastructure and connectivity; smart cities; along with the support for the Initiative for ASEAN Integration and sub-regional development.

Both sides also looked forward to further discussion on initiatives and activities to mark the 50th anniversary of ASEAN-New Zealand Dialogue Relations in 2025.