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SOURCE: PTI

India and New Zealand on Tuesday carried out a comprehensive review of the bilateral ties and decided to enhance the depth and momentum of engagement in areas of defence and security, counter-terrorism, cybersecurity and climate change.

At a virtual meeting held under the framework of India-New Zealand foreign office consultations, the two sides also discussed issues relating to access to Covid-19 vaccines and medicines to contain the Covid-19 pandemic globally, the MEA said.

Both sides exchanged views on various regional issues and reiterated the importance of closer cooperation for a rules-based international order and a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region, it said.

“Comprehensively reviewing ongoing bilateral cooperation, both sides discussed the steps to be taken to enhance the depth and momentum of engagement in different areas,” the MEA said.