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 end December 2014)

Total trade in goods 

$24.97 million

 

Exports to Belarus

$1.18 million 

Top exports: Fish (99.85%)

Imports from Belarus

$23.79 million

Top imports: Fertilisers (96.57%)

GDP

US$76.1 billion

 

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

New Zealand Speaker visits Germany

Europe
Germany

Rt Hon Trevor Mallard, Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives, visited Berlin and Munich for a two day bilateral visit on 14-15 January 2019.

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.

Europe and UK trade issues

Europe
United Kingdom

Latest update for New Zealand exporters on Europe and UK trade issues.