Our relationship with the Caucasus

Most New Zealand interaction with Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia takes place in the multilateral sphere, in particular the United Nations.

However, in recent years there have been a number of high-level visits both to and from New Zealand. For example, in 2012, Armenia’s Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian visited New Zealand, and in December 2013, the New Zealand Prime Minister’s Special Envoy the Rt Hon Jim Bolger visited Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. In July 2014 Foreign Minister McCully also visited Georgia.

Although bilateral trade is generally limited, there is potential for our trade and economic linkages to grow. Armenia is a member of the Eurasian Economic Union.

Embassies and consular services

  • New Zealand is represented in Georgia by the New Zealand Embassy in Warsaw.
  • New Zealand is represented in Azerbaijan by the New Zealand Embassy in Ankara.
  • New Zealand is represented in Armenia by the New Zealand Embassy in Moscow, Russia.
  • Azerbaijan and Georgia are represented in New Zealand by their respective Embassies in Canberra.
  • Armenia does not currently have representation in New Zealand.

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

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United Kingdom

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