Statement as delivered by Carolyn Schwalger, Deputy Permanent Representative of New Zealand to the United Nations, 8 November 2016
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Our relationship with Portugal
New Zealand has a friendly bilateral relationship with Portugal, which has been enhanced in recent years through shared peacekeeping work in Timor-Leste. We share a commitment to support Timor-Leste's reconstruction and development.
The Portuguese were among the first immigrants to New Zealand in the 19th and 20th centuries. Around 1,000 Portuguese travellers visit New Zealand each year.
Total trade in goods
Exports to Portugal
Top exports: fish and mussels, sheepmeat, metalworking tools and wool
Imports from Portugal
|Top imports: footwear, heating appliances and refrigerators, wine and bed and table linen|
|GDP per capita||US $43,103||(NZ GDP per capita is US$43,837)|
- New Zealand is represented in Portugal by the New Zealand Embassy in Paris, France
- Portugal is represented in New Zealand by the Embassy of Portugal in Canberra, Australia (external link)
- There is also the Portuguese Consulate, Auckland (external link)
New Zealand to Portugal
- September 2007: Foreign Minister Winston Peters visited Portugal and met the Portuguese Foreign Minister Luís Amado
Portugal to New Zealand
- March 2013: Secretary of State for Energy Dr Artur Trindade attended the Pacific Energy Summit in Auckland and met with Minister of Energy and Resources Simon Bridges
News & Events
Delivered by Carolyn Schwalger, Deputy Permanent Representative of New Zealand to the United Nations , 29 February 2016.
Delivered by Carolyn Schwalger, Deputy Permanent Representative of New Zealand to the United Nations, 29 February 2016.
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Statement delivered by Carolyn Schwalger, Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, 24 February 2015.