(ECNS) -- New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Hipkins arrived in China with a trade delegation on Sunday, starting his first prime ministerial visit to China since 2019.
"It's a great opportunity for the leaders of the two countries to meet again, and for us to renew the business relationships and government relationships, and it's a good opportunity to come together again and to look at the future," said Brett O'Riley, chief executive of the Employers & Manufacturers Association (EMA), New Zealand's largest business association, during an interview with China News Network.
O'Riley pointed out that the large delegation representing businesses in a number of different areas visited China together this time, looking to attract more Chinese investment to New Zealand.
He noted that the free trade agreement has been remarkably successful, and more New Zealand products are being tailored for Chinese consumers. He believes every time the two countries' leaders get together, it's an opportunity to share knowledge and to renew old relationships.