Tuesday, July 23, 2024

New diplomatic appointments announced

Foreign Minister, Winston Peters, has announced four new diplomatic appointments.

The appointments are:

  • Andrew Needs (left) as High Commissioner to Australia.
  • Patrick Rata (right) as High Commissioner to India.
  • Mark Trainor as Ambassador to Russia
  • David Pine (centre) as High Commissioner to Sri Lanka.

“Our diplomats play a pivotal role in advancing and protecting New Zealand’s interests around the world,” Mr Peters says. 

“We are pleased to appoint senior diplomats from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to these important positions.

“Australia is our closest and most important international partnership, and the Coalition Government is committed to stepping up New Zealand’s relationships in South Asia.”

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