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Relationship with New Zealand

The New Zealand Embassy in Mexico has been accredited to Nicaragua since 2013. In 2013 the Foreign Minister of Nicaragua, Samuel Santos López, visited New Zealand and issued a Joint Statement exploring cooperation in agriculture and renewable energy with New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully.  The relationship between New Zealand and Nicaragua is dominated by the export of New Zealand dairy products. New Zealand also engages with Nicaragua through SICA, the Central American Integration System (external link).

Trade in goods with New Zealand

NZ Exports (2013)                   NZ$32.6 million
Main export                              Dairy products

NZ Imports (2013)                   NZ$802,000
Main imports                            Apparel, coffee

Source: Statistics New Zealand (year to December 2013)

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The New Zealand Embassy in Mexico City is accredited to the Nicaragua (external link).

Development assistance

Nicaragua is eligible for New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS). For more information visit the New Zealand Development Scholarships (external link)page on the New Zealand Embassy in Mexico website.

Travel advice

The New Zealand Safe Travel website has comprehensive information including advice on travel to Nicaragua (external link).

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Page last updated: Friday, 11 April 2014 10:07 NZST