Our relationship with Belarus

Engagement between New Zealand and Belarus has increased in recent years, including through a visit to Minsk by the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy Jim Bolger in April 2014, regular accreditation visits from our Embassy in Moscow, and the establishment of Belarus’ formal accreditation to Wellington through its embassy in Canberra. New Zealand also hosted inaugural Foreign Ministry Consultations with Belarus in February this year. Two Belarusian business delegations have also visited New Zealand since 2012.

 

Trade

Year ending March 2019 statistics

Total trade

NZ$26 million

 

Exports to Belarus

NZ$3 million 

Top exports: Fish

Imports from Belarus

NZ$23 million

Top imports: Fertilisers

GDP per capita

US$6,290

 

Belarus is a founding member of the Eurasian Economic Union.

Embassies

New Zealand is represented in Belarus by the New Zealand Embassy in Moscow.
Belarus is represented in New Zealand by the Belarusian Embassy in Canberra.
There is an Honorary Consul of Belarus in Wellington.

News & Events

Die Botschaft beim CSD Berlin

Europe
Germany

Die Botschaften von Australien, Kanada, Neuseeland und des Vereinigten Königreichs nehmen gemeinsam am Berliner Christopher Street Day 2019 teil.

New travel rules for New Zealand

Europe
Czech Republic
Germany
Switzerland

From 1 October 2019, some international visitors and transit passengers must have an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) before travelling to NZ

8-metre-tall carved Māori monument to be unveiled in Zonnebeke

Europe
Belgium

A new memorial honouring the role of New Zealand Māori and other service people in the First World War will be unveiled in the Passchendaele Memorial Park, next to the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, Zonnebeke on Anzac Day, 25 April 2019.