New Zealand High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea

High Commissioner Peter Zwart

Peter Zwart.

The New Zealand High Commission in Papua New Guinea was pleased to welcome its new High Commissioner, Peter Zwart, on 6 March 2023.

Peter is a senior diplomat within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and brings a wealth of experience in international development. He is committed to engaging closely with Papua New Guinea on bilateral matters, regional and global issues to grow the warm and long-standing relationship between Aotearoa New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

Prior to his appointment, he served as manager of MFAT's Strategic Policy Unit. He has also been a manager in MFAT's Organisational Resilience Team, COVID-19 Emergency Coordination Centre and Unit Manager in the Pacific and Development Group. Peter has also held prior overseas postings in Beijing, Addis Ababa and Apia.





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