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Order of Precedence among Heads of Diplomatic Missions as at 12 December 2013

Albania 31 January 2002 HE Mr Kujtim Xhani, Ambassador, Beijing
Botswana 15 March 2005 HE Mr Molosiwa Selepeng, High Commissioner, Canberra
Syria 5 December 2006 HE Mr Tamman Sulaiman, Ambassador, Canberra
Iceland 2 May 2007 HE Mr Gunnar Snorri Gunnarsson, Ambassador, Beijing
Latvia 25 May 2007 HE Mr Indulis Bērziņš, Ambassador, London
Brunei Darussalam 6 August 2008 HE Datin Paduka Tan Bee Yong, High Commissioner, Brunei
Kazakhstan 30 September 2008 HE Mr Yerlan Baudarbek-Kozhatayev, Ambassador, Singapore
Uruguay 12 November 2008 HE MrAlberto Leopoldo Fajardo Klappenbach, Ambassador, Canberra
Sweden 11 December 2008 HE Mr Sven-Olof Petersson, Ambassador, Canberra
Lithuania 11 December 2008 HE Mr Dainius Petras Kamaitis, Ambassador, Tokyo
Cyprus 17 February 2009 HE Mr Yannis Iacovou, High Commissioner, Canberra
Guatemala 5 March 2009 HE Mr Byron Rene Escobedo Menendez, Ambassador, Tokyo
Croatia 5 March 2009 HE Mr Vicencije Biuk, Ambassador, Canberra
Morocco 16 April 2009 HE Mr Mohamed Mael-Ainin, Ambassador, Canberra
Bangladesh 6 May 2009 HE Lieutenant General Masud Uddin Chowdhury, High Commissioner, Canberra
Cambodia 8 July 2009 HE Mr Chum Sounry, Ambassador, Canberra
Papua New Guinea 5 August 2009 HE Mr William Dihm, High Commissioner, Wellington
Canada 28 August 2009 HE Ms Caroline Chrétien, High Commissioner and Dean, Wellington
Lebanon 12 November 2009 HE Dr Jean Daniel, Ambassador, Canberra
United States of America 9 December 2009 HE Mr David Huebner, Ambassador, Wellington
Bulgaria 9 December 2009 HE Mr Krassimir Stefanov, Ambassador, Canberra
Slovak Republic 9 December 2009 HE Mrs Eva Ponomarenkova, Ambassador, Canberra
Poland 25 February 2010 HE Mrs Beata Stoczynska, Ambassador, Wellington
Kosovo 25 February 2010 HE Dr Muhamet Hamiti, Ambassador, London
Lesotho 24 March 2010 HE Ms Ntsebe Kokome, High Commissioner, Kuala Lumpur
Oman 24 March 2010 HE Mr Khalid Hashil Mohammed Al-Muslahi, Ambassador, Tokyo
Thailand 7 May 2010 HE Mr Noppadon Theppitak, Ambassador, Wellington
Norway 7 May 2010 HE Mrs Siren Gjerme Eriksen, Ambassador, Canberra
Britain 2 June 2010 HE Mrs Vicki Treadell, High Commissioner, Wellington
Switzerland 5 August 2010 HE Mrs Marion Weichelt Krupski, Ambassador, Wellington
Zimbabwe 5 August 2010 HE Ms Jacqueline N. Zwambila, Ambassador, Canberra
FYRO Macedonia 5 August 2010 HE Mr Pero Stojanovski, Ambassador, Canberra
Netherlands 30 September 2010 HE Mr Arie Van Der Wiel, Ambassador, Wellington
Indonesia 30 September 2010 HE Mr Antonius Agus Sriyono, Ambassador, Wellington
France 28 October 2010 HE Mr Francis Etienne, Ambassador, Wellington
Iran 3 December 2010 HE Mr Seyed Majid Tafreshi Khameneh, Ambassador, Wellington
Kenya 3 December 2010 HE Mr Stephen Kipkiyeny Arap Tarus, High Commissioner, Canberra
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 December 2010 HE Dr Damir Arnaut, Ambassador, Canberra
Timor-Leste 31 March 2011 HE Mr Abel Guterres, Ambassador, Canberra
Portugal 31 March 2011 HE Mr Rui Quartin Santos, Ambassador, Canberra
Iraq 31 March 2011 HE Mr Mouayed Saleh, Ambassador, Canberra
Peru 31 March 2011 HE Mr Luis Quesada, Ambassador, Canberra
Niue 4 May 2011 HE Mrs O'Love Jacobsen, High Commissioner, Wellington
Viet Nam 16 June 2011 HE Mr Nguyen Hong Cuong, Ambassador, Wellington
Argentina 16 June 2011 HE Mr Fernando Daniel Escalona, Ambassador, Wellington
Algeria 16 June 2011 HE Mr Hadi Brouri, Ambassador, Canberra
Cook Islands 15 August 2011 HE Mr Tekaotiki Matapo, High Commissioner, Wellington
Mexico 15 September 2011 HE Mrs Rosaura Leonora Gutierrez, Ambassador, Wellington
Spain 15 September 2011 HE Mr Jesus Miguel Sanz Escorihuela, Ambassador, Wellington
Philippines 15 September 2011 HE Mrs Virginia Honrado Benavidez, Ambassador, Wellington
Republic of Korea 15 September 2011 HE Mr Yongkyu Park, Ambassador, Wellington
Cuba 3 November 2011 HE Mrs Maria del Carmen Caseiro, Ambassador, Wellington
Italy 3 November 2011 HE Dr Alessandro Levi Sandri, Ambassador, Wellington
Kuwait 3 November 2011 HE Mr Khaled Al-Shaibani, Ambassador, Canberra
Hungary 8 February 2012 HE Mrs Anna Siko, Ambassador, Canberra
Sri Lanka 8 February 2012 HE Adm. Thisara Samarasinghe, High Commissioner, Canberra
United Arab Emirates 8 February 2012 HE Mr Ali Nasser Al Nuaimi, Ambassador, Canberra
Slovenia 8 February 2012 HE Dr Milan Balazic, Ambassador, Canberra
Chile 17 April 2012 HE Mr Isauro Torres, Ambassador, Wellington
Samoa 17 April 2012 HE Mr Leasi Papali'i Tommy Scanlan, High Commissioner, Wellington
Senegal 17 April 2012 HE Mr Bouna Semou Diouf, Ambassador, Tokyo
Ireland 17 April 2012 HE Mr Noel White, Ambassador, Canberra
Rwanda 17 April 2012 HE Dr Charles Murigande, High Commissioner, Tokyo
Turkey 19 June 2012 HE Ms Damla Yesim Say, Ambassador, Wellington
Panama 19 June 2012 HE Mr Jose Antonio Ruiz Blanco, Ambassador, Singapore
Nigeria 19 June 2012 HE Mr Ayoola Lawrence Olukanni, High Commissioner, Canberra
Ethiopia 19 June 2012 HE Mr Markos Tekle Rike, Ambassador, Tokyo
Jordan 19 June 2012 HE Mrs Rima Alaadeen, Ambassador, Canberra
Singapore 18 July 2012 HE Mr Peter Chan, High Commissioner, Wellington
Australia 18 July 2012 HE Mr Michael Potts, High Commissioner, Wellington
Brazil 18 July 2012 HE Mr Eduardo Gradilone, Ambassador, Wellington
Malaysia 18 July 2012 HE Ms Rosmidah binti Zahid, High Commissioner, Wellington
Germany 28 August 2012 HE Dr Anne-Marie Schleich, Ambassador, Wellington
Afghanistan 28 August 2012 HE Mr Nasir Andisha, Ambassador, Canberra
Austria 28 August 2012 HE Dr Helmut Boeck, Ambassador, Canberra
Denmark 28 August 2012 HE Mr Borge Petersen, Ambassador, Canberra
Russia 4 December 2012 HE Mr Valery Tereshchenko, Ambassador, Wellington
Japan 4 December 2012 HE Mr Nogawa Yasuaki, Ambassador, Wellington
Zambia 4 December 2012 HE Mr Ng'ona Mwelwa Chibesakunda, High Commissioner, Tokyo
Ecuador 4 December 2012 HE Mr Raul Gangotena, Ambassador, Canberra
South Africa 27 February 2013 HE Ms Ntombizodwa Msuthukazi Lallie, High Commissioner, Wellington
Mongolia 27 February 2013 HE Mr Ravdan Bold, Ambassador, Canberra
Georgia 27 February 2013 HE Mr Vladimir Konstantinidi, Ambassador, Canberra
Myanmar 27 February 2013 HE Mr Min Thein, Ambassador, Canberra
Malawi 20 March 2013 HE Mr Reuben Ngwenya, High Commissioner, Tokyo
Estonia 20 March 2013 HE Mr Andres Unga, Ambassador, Tallinn
Laos 20 March 2013 HE Mr Phomma Khammanichanh, Ambassador, Canberra
Finland 20 March 2013 HE Mr Pasi Patokallio, Ambassador, Canberra
Pakistan 16 May 2013 HE Ms Zehra Akbari, High Commissioner, Wellington
Seychelles 16 May 2013 HE Mr Waven William, High Commissioner, New Delhi
Qatar 16 May 2013 HE Mr Yousef Ali Al-Khater, Ambassador, Canberra
Israel 27 June 2013 HE Mr Yosef Livne, Ambassador, Wellington
Mali 27 June 2013 HE Mr Mahamane El Hadji Bania Toure, Ambassador, Tokyo
Mauritius 27 June 2013 HE Mrs Marie France Lisianne Mirella Chauvin, High Commissioner, Canberra
Colombia 27 June 2013 HE Mrs Clemencia Forero-Ucros, Ambassador, Canberra
Benin 27 June 2013 HE Mr Zomahoun Dossou Cyr Rufin, Ambassador, Tokyo
Holy See 3 September 2013 HE Archbishop Martin Krebs, Apostolic Nuncio, Wellington
France 3 September 2013 HE Mr Laurent Contini, Ambassador, Wellington
Nepal 3 September 2013 HE Mr Rudra Kumar Nepal, Ambassador, Canberra
China 13 November 2013 HE Mr Wang Lutong, Ambassador, Wellington
European Union 13 November 2013 HE Mr Sem Fabrizi, Ambassador, Canberra
Guyana 13 November 2013 HE Mr Harry Narine Nawbatt, High Commissioner, Ottawa
Mozambique 13 November 2013 HE Mr Belmiro Jose Malate, High Commissioner, Tokyo
Egypt 12 December 2013 HE Mr Mahmoud Zayed, Ambassador, Wellington
India 12 December 2013 HE Mr Ravi Thapar, High Commissioner, Wellington
Spain 12 December 2013 HE Mr Manuel Viturro Del La Torre, Ambassador, Wellington
Libya 12 December 2013 HE Mr Musbah Allafi, Ambassador, Canberra
Belgium 12 December 2013 HE Mr Jean-Luc Bodson, Ambassador, Canberra
Latvia 12 December 2013 HE Mr Andris Teikmanis, Ambassador, London
Solomon Islands 5 March 2014 HE Mrs Joy Kere, Wellington
Indonesia 12 March 2014 HE Mr Jose Antonio Morato Tavares, Wellington
Uganda 12 March 2014 HE Mr Enock Nkuruho, Canberra
El Salvador 12 March 2014 HE Mr Manuel Gutierruz Ruiz, Canberra
Slovak Republic 12 March 2014 HE Dr Igor Bartho, Canberra
Saudi Arabia 12 March 2014 HE Mr Nabil Mohammed AlSaleh,Canberra
Ethiopia 11 April 2014 HE Mr Arega Hailu, Ambassador, Canberra

Chargés d'Affaires and Acting High Commissioners

Venezuela   Mr Nelson Davila-Lameda, Chargé d'Affaires a.i., Canberra
Barbados   Miss Natalie Cox, Acting High Commissioner, Ottawa
Fiji   Mrs Mere Tora, Acting High Commissioner, Wellington
Korea - DPRK   HE Mr Jong Chun Gun, Ambassador-Designate, Jakarta
Ukraine 2 June 2011 Mr Stanislav Stashevskyi, Chargé d'Affaires a.i., Canberra
Delegation of the European Union   Mr Michail Rokas, Chargé d'Affaires, Wellington
Swaziland 22 November 2011 Mr Christian Nkambule, Chargé d'Affaires a.i., Kuala Lumpur
Greece   Mr Vasileios Koinis, Chargé d'Affaires a.i., Wellington
Romania   Dr Cristina Stuparu, Chargé d'Affaires a.i., Canberra
Czech Republic 25 March 2013 Mr Radim Pecl, Chargé d'Affaires a.i., Canberra

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