Our relationship with Moldova

The New Zealand Embassy in Moscow has been accredited to Chişinău since April 2013.  The visit by the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy the Rt Hon Jim Bolger in April 2014 was the first high level visitor from New Zealand since the establishment of the accreditation. Most of the engagement between our two countries occurs in the multilateral context, in particular the United Nations, where we both share similar positions on issues such as nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation.

Moldovans and New Zealanders also share a love for rugby with the All Blacks being well-known in Moldova. During his April 2014 visit to Chişinău, Special Envoy Bolger met with senior officials of the Moldovan Rugby Union. Although two-way trade is limited, it has been increasing in recent years.

Trade (year end December 2014)

Total trade in goods 

$1.05 million


Exports to Moldova


Top exports: Fish (65.35%)

Imports from Moldova


Top imports: Apparel (30.45%)


US$7.92 billion



New Zealand is represented in Moldova by the New Zealand Embassy in Belgium.

Moldova does not currently have representation in New Zealand.

News & Events

New Zealand Speaker visits 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


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.

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