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Order of Precedence among Heads of Diplomatic Missions as at 3 December 2014

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
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
Cyprus 17 February 2009 HE Mr Yannis Iacovou, High Commissioner, Canberra
Guatemala 5 March 2009 HE Mr Byron Rene Escobedo Menendez, Ambassador, Tokyo
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
Canada 28 August 2009 HE Ms Caroline Chrétien, High Commissioner and Dean, Wellington
Lebanon 12 November 2009 HE Dr Jean Daniel, Ambassador, Canberra
Bulgaria 9 December 2009 HE Mr Krassimir Stefanov, Ambassador, Canberra
Slovak Republic 9 December 2009 HE Mrs Eva Ponomarenkova, Ambassador, Canberra
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
Zimbabwe 5 August 2010 HE Ms Jacqueline N. Zwambila, Ambassador, Canberra
FYRO Macedonia 5 August 2010 HE Mr Pero Stojanovski, Ambassador, Canberra
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
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
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
Philippines 15 September 2011 HE Mrs Virginia Honrado Benavidez, Ambassador, Wellington
Cuba 3 November 2011 HE Mrs Maria del Carmen Caseiro, 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
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
Timor-Leste 1 May 2014 HE Mr Cristiano da Costa, Ambassador, Wellington
Tanzania 1 May 2014 HE Mrs Salome Sijaona, High Commissioner, Tokyo
Portugal 1 May 2014 HE Mr Paulo Cunha Alves, Ambassador, Canberra
DPRK 1 May 2014 HE Mr Ri Jong Ryul, Ambassador, Jakarta
United Kingdom 18 August 2014 HE Mr Jonathan Sinclair, High Commissioner, Wellington
Croatia 26 August 2014 HE Dr Damir Kusen, Ambassador, Canberra
Lithuania 26 August 2014 HE Mr Egidijus Meilunas, Ambassador, Tokyo
Liberia 26 August 2014 HE Ms Yongor Telewoda, Ambassador, Tokyo
Azerbaijan 26 August 2014 HE Mr Rovshan Jamshidov, Ambassador, Wellington
Netherlands 17 September 2014 HE Mr Robert Zaagman, Ambassador, Wellington
Poland 17 September 2014 HE Mr Zbigniew Gniatkowski, Ambassador, Wellington
Italy 17 September 2014 HE Dr Carmelo Barbarello, Ambassador, Wellington
Viet Nam 17 September 2014 HE Mr Nguyen Viet Dung, Ambassador, Wellington
Switzerland 30 October 2014 HE Mr David Vogelsanger, Ambassador, Wellington
Malaysia 30 October 2014 HE Dato' Lim Kim Eng, High Commissioner, Wellington
Iran 30 October 2014 HE Mr Jalaladdin Namini Mianji, Ambassador, Wellington
Kosovo 30 October 2014 HE Dr Sabri Kiqmari, Ambassador, Canberra
Czech Republic 30 October 2014 HE Mr Martin Pohl, Ambassador, Canberra
Jamaica 2 December 2014 HE Mr Clement Philip Ricardo Allcock, High Commissioner, Tokyo
Korea 3 December 2014 HE Mr Hae-Yong Kim, Ambassador, Wellington
Uruguay 3 December 2014 HE Dr Ricardo Javier Varela Fernandez, Ambassador, Canberra
Sweden 3 December 2014 HE Mr Par Ahlberger, Ambassador, Canberra
Malta 3 December 2014 HE Mr Charles Muscat, High Commissioner, 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
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

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