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How many countries have capitals that are dotted with houses tucked away in hillsides, and goblins running around in the forest? (Ok, not really goblinsâ€¦ but no snakes either!) And with no part of New Zealand more than 128 km from the sea, in how many countries can you ski, hike, bike and swim in the sea all within the same day? New Zealand has a cool, clean environment, and our business is clean too. New Zealand ranks as among the least corrupt countries in the world, and in October last year, it topped the World Bank Group's annual ease of doing business ranking. Like India, it is also an innovation powerhouse, with our skills globally acclaimed in sectors as diverse as space technology, fashion design and agriculture. New Zealand hosted more than 52,000 Indian holiday makers last year and in the education sector, we are seeing some very exciting collaboration and research emerge. All eight of New Zealand's universities are ranked in the top 3% globally by QS World University Rankings. Together, we are working to grow two-way trade, which currently sits at NZ $2.5 billion, and through our bilateral trade negotiations, unlock new sectors for growth and development.
-H.E. Ms Suzannah Jessep, Acting High Commissioner of New Zealand to India