4 Sep 2009

NZ opens consulate-general in Mumbai

10:46 am on 4 September 2009

New Zealand is to open a new diplomatic post in India's financial capital, Mumbai.

The consulate will will be headed by a Consul-General - who will focus on furthering trade and investment ties between New Zealand and the Mumbai area.

The office will also increase visa processing capacity in India.

Trade Minister Tim Groser says India is expected to be one of the world's three largest economies by 2050 and has huge potential as a market for New Zealand.