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Bougainville - a risky assignment

In the 1990s, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea was in the grip of a devastating civil war. New Zealand combined diplomatic skill, opportunity, and luck to play a vital role in resolving the conflict and setting the region on a pathway to peace. Created as part of the Ministry’s 75th anniversary.

News & Events

Briefing for incoming ministers

The briefings to the incoming Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister for Climate Change and Minister fro Trade and Export Growth outline the role and responsibilities of the Ministers as well as the Ministry.

Annual report 2016-17

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Annual Report, presented to the House of Representatives.

Ministry PIF review 2017

The State Services Commission has published the Ministry’s second review under its Performance Improvement Framework (PIF).

Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade appointed

State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes today announced the appointment of Chris Seed as the Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Chief Executive, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.