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New Zealand and El Salvador have a warm and positive relationship, based largely on trade and development, with diplomatic relations dating from 2001. New Zealand's trading relationship with El Salvador has been dominated by exports of dairy products with live cattle on occasion. New Zealand and El Salvador are both members of the United Nations (UN), the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the Forum for East Asia – Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) and work together in these fora on issues of mutual interest.
NZ Exports (2013) NZ$5.1 million
Main exports Dairy products, albuminoidal substances
NZ Imports (2013) NZ$2.2 million
Main imports Coffee, apparel
Source: Statistics New Zealand (year to December 2013)
The New Zealand Embassy in Mexico City is accredited to El Salvador [external link]. The first New Zealand Honorary Consul to El Salvador, Mr Antonio Cabrales, was appointed in August 2003 (please find contact information here) [external link].
El Salvador is eligible for New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS). For more information visit the New Zealand Development Scholarships page on the New Zealand Embassy in Mexico website.
The Safe Travel website has comprehensive information including advice on travel to El Salvador [external link].