A new chapter in Singapore-NZ partnership


In 1975, when then Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew was asked how he saw New Zealand contributing to Singapore's future, his reply was: "More economic cooperation, more trade, more dissemination of your technological expertise."

Nearly 4½ decades later, Mr Lee's vision takes flight in an upgrade to the Closer Economic Partnership (CEP) that took effect on Jan 1.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 11, 2020, with the headline 'A new chapter in S'pore-NZ partnership'. Subscribe