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* New Zealand to assist Sri Lanka in dairy development and power generation
Fri, May 9, 2014, 12:20 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 09, Auckland: New Zealand has offered to share with Sri Lanka its cutting edge technology in dairy development and production of geothermal energy for power generation when the foreign ministers of the two countries met in Auckland on Thursday.

During his official visit to New Zealand Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister Professor G L Peiris has held bilateral discussions with his New Zealand counterpart Mr. Murray McCully, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Sports, at the Foreign Ministry in Auckland.

The foreign ministers have agreed that both countries would benefit from joint ventures in the dairy sector and New Zealand has offered to assist Sri Lanka in the development of dairy sector.

The two countries agreed to develop partnerships in dairy sector co-operation, including academic exchanges in the areas of animal husbandry, food safety and international standards in relation to dairy products, the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement.

Prof. Peiris has indicated to his New Zealand counterpart that Sri Lanka could use New Zealand's expertise in the production of geothermal energy for power generation as Sri Lanka seeks to diversify its energy sources and become less dependent on fossil fuels.

Minister Peiris has welcomed the intention of Minister McCully to visit Sri Lanka later this year with a business delegation to promote the Cricket World Cup hosted by New Zealand along with Australia.

The Sri Lankan minister has also pointed out that Sri Lanka is an ideal location for Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) operations in accounting, as well as an appropriate destination for software development and outsourcing in the Information Technology sector and encouraged New Zealand to explore the possibility of using Sri Lanka as a BPO destination.

The two ministers have also discussed increasing Sri Lanka's contribution to UN peacekeeping operations.

The discussions between the two Ministers had included a focus on people to people contacts. They welcomed the establishment of the New Zealand - Sri Lanka Parliamentary Friendship Group and highlighted the importance of such institutions in strengthening not only inter parliamentary relations but also bilateral ties.

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