Order of precedence

Order of Precedence among Heads of Diplomatic Missions Accredited to New Zealand
as at 10 August 2022

Samoa 17 April 2012  HE Mr Leasi Papali'i Tommy Scanlan, High Commissioner, Wellington, and
Dean of the Diplomatic Corps
Jamaica 2 December 2014 HE Mr Clement Philip Ricardo Allcock, High Commissioner, Tokyo 
Papua New Guinea 2 March 2015 HE Brigadier General (Rtd) Francis Agwi, CSM, CBE, DMS
High Commissioner, Wellington
Philippines 20 April 2016 HE Mr Jesus Domingo, Ambassador, Wellington
Guinea 20 April 2016 HE Mr Senkoun Sylla, Ambassador, Tokyo
Kuwait 27 October 2016 HE Mr Ahmad Salem Alwehaib, Ambassador, Wellington
Ethiopia 27 October 2016 HE Mrs Tirfu Kidanemariam Gebrehewit, Ambassador, Canberra
Central African Republic 27 October 2016 HE Mr Andre Nzapayeke, Ambassador, Pretoria
Jordan  27 October 2016 HE Mr Ali Kraishan, Ambassador, Canberra
Niue 19 April 2017 HE Hon Fisa Pihigia, High Commissioner, Wellington
Suriname 19 April 2017 HE Dr Lloyd Pinas, Ambassador, Beijing
Senegal 19 April 2017 HE Mr Cheikh Niang, Ambassador, Tokyo
Panama 28 June 2017 HE Mr Alfredo Alberto Spiegel Aponte, Ambassador, Singapore
Bosnia and Herzegovina 6 September 2017 HE Mr Mirza Hajric, Ambassador, Canberra
Afghanistan 6 September 2017 HE Mr Wahidullah Waissi, Ambassador, Canberra
Georgia 21 November 2017 HE Mr George Dolidze, Ambassador, Canberra
Malaysia 1 February 2018 HE Ms Nur Izzah Wong Mee Choo, High Commissioner, Wellington
South Africa 1 February 2018 HE Ms Vuyiswa Tulelo, High Commissioner, Wellington
Djibouti 11 April 2018 HE Mr Ahmed Araita Ali, Ambassador, Tokyo
Bangladesh 11 April 2018 HE Mr Mohammad Sufiur Rahman, High Commissioner, Canberra
Spain 12 June 2018 HE Mr Fernando Curcio Ruigomez, Ambassador, Wellington
Russia 29 August 2018 HE Mr Georgii Zuev, Ambassador, Wellington
Ireland 29 August 2018 HE Mr Peter Ryan, Ambassador, Wellington
France 18 October 2018 HE Mrs Sylvaine Carta-Le Vert, Ambassador, Wellington
Mozambique 27 November 2018 HE Mr Jose Maria De Morais, High Commissioner, Tokyo
Mauritania 27 November 2018 HE Mr El Hacen Eleyatt, Ambassador, Tokyo
Malawi 27 November 2018 HE Mr Grenenger Kidney Msulira Banda, High Commissioner, Tokyo
Qatar 27 November 2018 HE Mr Saad Abdulla Al Mahmoud Al Shareef, Ambassador, Canberra
Slovenia 27 November 2018 HE Mr Jurij Rifelj, Ambassador, Canberra
Cook Islands 12 December 2018 HE Mrs Elizabeth Wright-Koteka, High Commissioner, Wellington
Zambia 31 January 2019 HE Mr Frank Bwalya, High Commissioner, Canberra
Saudi Arabia 31 January 2019 HE Mr Abdulrahman Al Suhaibani, Ambassador, Wellington
Benin 31 January 2019 HE Mr Makarimi Abissola Adechoubou, Ambassador, Tokyo
Lebanon 31 January 2019 HE Mr Milad Raad, Ambassador, Canberra
Iceland 31 January 2019 HE Mrs Kristin Arnadottir, Ambassador, Reykjavik
Norway 31 January 2019 HE Mr Paul Gulleik Larsen, Ambassador, Canberra
Brunei 18 April 2019 HE Mr Zakaria Ahmad, High Commissioner, Canberra
Portugal 18 April 2019 HE Mr Antonio Pedro da Vinha Rodrigues da Silva, Ambassador, Canberra
Lesotho 18 April 2019 HE Major General Lineo Bernard Poopa, High Commissioner, Kuala Lumpur
Croatia 18 April 2019 HE Ms Betty Pavelich Sirois, Ambassador, Canberra
Czech Republic 18 April 2019 HE Mr Tomas Dub, Ambassador, Canberra
The Bahamas 26 June 2019 HE Mr Mark Holowesko, High Commissioner, The Bahamas
Holy See 27 June 2019 HE Archbishop Novatus Rugambwa, Apostolic Nuncio, Wellington
Uganda 27 June 2019 HE Professor Joyce Kakuramatsi Kikafunda, High Commissioner, Canberra
India 30 July 2019 HE Mr Mukdesh Kumar Pardeshi, High Commissioner, Wellington
Singapore 22 August 2019 HE Mr Sudesh Maniar, High Commissioner, Wellington
Germany 22 August 2019 HE Mr Stefan Krawielicki, Ambassador, Wellington
Slovak Republic 22 August 2019 HE Mr Tomas Ferko, Ambassador, Canberra
Switzerland 12 November 2019 HE Mr Michael Winzap, Ambassador, Wellington
Mexico 12 November 2019 HE Mr Alfredo Rogerio Perez Bravo, Ambassador, Wellington
Egypt 12 November 2019 HE Mrs Dina Farouk El Sehy, Ambassador, Wellington
Cuba 12 November 2019 HE Mr Edgardo Valdes Lopez, Ambassador, Wellington
Belarus 12 November 2019 HE Dr Ruslan Esin, Ambassador, Tokyo
Bahrain 12 November 2019 HE Dr Mohamed Ghassan Mohamed Adnan Shaikho, Ambassador, Jakarta
European Union 29 January 2020 HE Mrs Nina Obermaier, Ambassador, Wellington
Iran 29 January 2020 HE Dr Mohammad Reza Mofatteh, Ambassador, Wellington
Sweden 29 January 2020 HE Mr Henrik Cederin, Ambassador, Canberra
Estonia 29 January 2020 HE Mrs Kersti Eesmaa, Ambassador, Canberra
Kazakhstan 30 June 2020 HE Mr Arken Arystanov, Ambassador, Singapore
Nepal 30 June 2020 HE Mr Mahesh Raj Dahal, Ambassador, Canberra
Rwanda 30 June 2020 HE Mr Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye, High Commissioner, Singapore
Korea 30 June 2020 HE Mr Sang-jin Lee, Ambassador, Wellington
Chile 5 November 2020 HE Mr Ignacio Llanos, Ambassador, Wellington
Pakistan 5 November 2020 HE Mr Murad Ashraf Janjua, High Commissioner, Wellington
Poland 5 November 2020 HE Mr Grzegorz Kowal, Ambassador, Wellington
Italy 5 November 2020 HE Mr Francesco Calogero, Ambassador, Wellington
Japan 2 February 2021 HE Mr Koichi Ito, Ambassador, Wellington
Argentina 2 February 2021 HE Ms Maria Belen Bogado, Ambassador, Wellington
Israel 2 February 2021 HE Mr Ran Yaakoby, Ambassador, Wellington
Kosovo 2 February 2021 HE Dr Hajdin Abazi, Ambassador, Canberra
Thailand 14 April 2021 HE Mr Pornpop Uampidhaya, Ambassador, Wellington
Türkiye 14 April 2021 HE Mrs Omur Unsay, Ambassador, Wellington
Cambodia 27 May 2021 HE Mr Rotana Chann, Ambassador, Canberra
Finland 27 May 2021 HE Mrs Satu Mattila-Budich, Ambassador, Canberra
Algeria 27 May 2021 HE Mr Merzak Belhimeur, Ambassador, Canberra
Botswana 27 May 2021 HE Ms Dorcas Makgato, High Commissioner, Canberra
Denmark 27 May 2021 HE Ms Pernille Dahler Kardel, Ambassador, Canberra
Costa Rica 29 June 2021 HE Mr Armando Vargas Araya, Ambassador, Canberra
Ghana 29 June 2021 HE Dr Joseph Nii Sai Coffie-Agoe, High Commissioner, Canberra
Greece 29 June 2021 HE Mr George Papakostas, Ambassador, Canberra
Nigeria 29 June 2021 HE Mr Anderson Nkemakonam Madubike, High Commissioner, Canberra
Canada 4 August 2021 HE Ms Joanne Lemay, High Commissioner, Wellington
Timor-Leste 7 September 2021 HE Mrs Felicidade de Sousa Guterres, Ambassador, Wellington
Austria 7 September 2021 HE Mr Wolfgang Lukas Strohmayer, Ambassador, Canberra
Zimbabwe 7 September 2021 HE Mr Joe Tapera Mhisi, High Commissioner, Canberra
Malta 7 September 2021 HE Mr Mario Farrugia Borg, High Commissioner, Canberra
Guatemala 7 September 2021 HE Mr Ronald Estuardo Recinos Gomez, Ambassador, Canberra
Solomon Islands 15 November 2021 HE Mr Eliam Tangirongo, High Commissioner, Wellington
Hungary 1 December 2021 HE Dr Zsolt Hetesy, Ambassador, Wellington
Vanuatu 1 December 2021 HE Mr Jimmy Nipo, High Commissioner, Wellington
United Arab Emirates 1 December 2021 HE Mr Rashed Matar Alqemzi, Ambassador, Wellington
Brazil 1 December 2021 HE Mr Marcos de Souza Campos, Ambassador, Wellington
United States of America 1 December 2021 HE Mr Thomas Udall, Ambassador, Wellington
China 22 February 2022 HE Mr Wang Xiaolong, Ambassador, Wellington
Viet Nam 22 February 2022 HE Mr Nguyen Van Trung, Ambassador, Wellington
Indonesia 22 February 2022 HE Mrs Fietje Maritje Suebu, Ambassador, Wellington
Lithuania 9 March 2022 HE Mr Darius Degutis, Ambassador, Canberra
Kyrgyz Republic 9 March 2022 HE Mr Mirlan Arstanbaev, Ambassador, Tokyo
Maldives 9 March 2022 HE Mr Ibrahim Shaheeb, High Commissioner, Singapore
Australia 4 April 2022 HE Ms Harinder Sidhu, High Commissioner, Wellington
Peru 6 April 2022 HE Mr Jose Emilio Bustinza Soto, Ambassador, Wellington
Oman 6 April 2022 HE Dr Mohamed Said Al Busaidi, Ambassador, Tokyo
Tunisia 6 April 2022 HE Mr Riadh Dridi, Ambassador, Jakarta
Romania 6 April 2022 HE Mr Radu Gabriel Safta, Ambassador, Canberra
Belgium 6 April 2022 HE Mr Michel Goffin, Ambassador, Canberra
Latvia 6 April 2022 HE Mr Margers Krams, Ambassador, Canberra
Uruguay 6 April 2022 HE Mrs Dianela Pi Cedres, Ambassador, Canberra
Angola 29 June 2022 HE Mr Daniel Antonio Rosa, Ambassador Singapore
Dominican Republic 29 June 2022 HE Mr Robert Takata Pimentel, Ambassador, Tokyo
Morocco 29 June 2022 HE Mrs Wassane Zailachi, Ambassador, Canberra
Mauritius 29 June 2022 HE Ms Marie Claire Monty, High Commissioner, Canberra
North Macedonia 30 June 2022 HE Ms Biljana Stefanovska-Sekovska, Ambassador, Canberra
Laos 30 June 2022 HE Mr Sinchai Manivanh, Ambassador, Canberra
Mongolia 30 June 2022 HE Mr Davaasuren Damdinsuren, Ambassador, Canberra
Colombia 30 June 2022 HE Mr Oscar Atehortua Duque, Ambassador, Canberra
Serbia 30 June 2022 HE Mr Rade Stefanovic, Ambassador, Canberra
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 3 August 2022 HE Ms Iona Thomas, High Commissioner, Wellington
Tuvalu 8 August 2022 HE Mr Feue Tipu, High Commissioner, Wellington
Fiji 10 August 2022 HE Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, High Commissioner, Wellington
Netherlands 10 August 2022 HE Mr Ard van der Vorst, Ambassador, Wellington
Ukraine 10 August 2022 HE Mr Vasyl Myroshnychenko, Ambassador, Canberra
El Salvador 10 August 2022 HE Mr Werner Romero Guerra, Ambassador, Canberra

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