New Zealand PM John Key arrives in Delhi

| Updated: Oct 25, 2016 23:56 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 25 (ANI): New Zealand Prime Minister John Key arrived here on Tuesday for a three-day long state visit. He has been delayed by a day in his visit to India after the Air Force Boeing 757 carrying him and 80 other passengers broke down in Townsville. He was to arrive in Mumbai yesterday and deliver a key note address at an event organised by Bombay Stock Exchange in association with the Chambers of Commerce. He was also to meet with the Governor and Chief Minister of Maharashtra and attend innovation showcase event to celebrate innovation in New Zealand-India business partnerships. However, his Mumbai plans had to be scraped. During his stay in New Delhi, he will hold one-to-one meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi followed by official delegation level meeting to discuss growing bilateral relations. He will also call upon President Pranab Mukherjee. Prime Minister Key will also be attending a Business Summit. On conclusion of visit, Prime Minister Key will also undertake a short tour of the new Cochin International Terminal and the work undertaken by the New Zealand company, Glidepath. He will be accompanied by Members of New Zealand Parliament Mark Mitchell, Chair of Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee and MP Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi. Prime Minister Key last visited India in 2011. President Mukherjee visited New Zealand in May this year, the first ever visit of President of India to New Zealand. (ANI)