Order of precedence

Order of Precedence among Heads of Diplomatic Missions Accredited to New Zealand
as at 3 April 2024

Mexico 12 November 2019 HE Mr Alfredo Rogerio Perez Bravo, Ambassador, Wellington, Dean of the Diplomatic Corps
Sri Lanka 10 February 2016 HE Mr Somasundaram Skandakumar, High Commissioner, Canberra
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 [departed New Zealand]
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
Afghanistan 6 September 2017 HE Mr Wahidullah Waissi, Ambassador, Canberra
South Africa 1 February 2018 HE Ms Vuyiswa Tulelo, High Commissioner, Wellington [departed New Zealand]
Djibouti 11 April 2018 HE Mr Ahmed Araita Ali, Ambassador, Tokyo
Russia 29 August 2018 HE Mr Georgii Zuev, 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
Qatar 27 November 2018 HE Mr Saad Abdulla Al Mahmoud Al Shareef, Ambassador, Canberra
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
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
Holy See 27 June 2019 HE Archbishop Novatus Rugambwa, Apostolic Nuncio, Wellington
Slovak Republic 22 August 2019 HE Mr Tomas Ferko, Ambassador, Canberra
Mexico 12 November 2019 HE Mr Alfredo Rogerio Perez Bravo, Ambassador, Wellington
Belarus 12 November 2019 HE Dr Ruslan Esin, Ambassador, Tokyo
Estonia 29 January 2020 HE Mrs Kersti Eesmaa, Ambassador, Canberra
Rwanda 30 June 2020 HE Mr Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye, High Commissioner, Singapore
Chile 5 November 2020 HE Mr Ignacio Llanos, Ambassador, Wellington [departed New Zealand]
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
Argentina 2 February 2021 HE Ms Maria Belen Bogado, Ambassador, Wellington
Israel 2 February 2021 HE Mr Ran Yaakoby, Ambassador, Wellington
Türkiye 14 April 2021 HE Mrs Omur Unsay, Ambassador, Wellington
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
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 Mhishi, 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 Arbizu 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 Fientje 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 28 March 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
Tuvalu 29 June 2022 HE Mr Feue Tipu, High Commissioner, Wellington
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 29 July 2022 HE Ms Iona Thomas, 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
Spain 4 October 2022 HE Mr Miguel Bauza y More, Ambassador, Wellington
Ireland 4 October 2022 HE Ms Jane Connolly, Ambassador, Wellington
France 4 October 2022 HE Mrs Laurence Beau, Ambassador, Wellington
Germany 4 October 2022 HE Ms Nicole Menzenbach, Ambassador, Wellington
India 4 October 2022 HE Ms Neeta Bhushan, High Commissioner, Wellington
Switzerland 16 November 2022 HE Mr Viktor Vavricka, Ambassador, Wellington
Republic of Korea 16 November 2022 HE Mr Chang-sik Kim, Ambassador, Wellington
Armenia 16 November 2022 HE Mr Areg Hovhannisian, Ambassador, Tokyo
Malawi 16 November 2022 HE Mr Kwacha Chisiza, High Commissioner, Tokyo
Sweden 16 November 2022 HE Mr Johan Pontus Melander, Ambassador, Canberra
Ecuador 16 November 2022 HE Mr Victor Arturo Cabrera Hidalgo, Ambassador, Canberra
Kenya 16 November 2022 HE Mr John Tipis, High Commissioner, Canberra
Thailand 31 January 2023 HE Mr Waravuth Pouapinya, Ambassador, Wellington
Bahrain 31 January 2023 HE Mr Ahmed Alharmasi Alhajeri, Ambassador, Jakarta
Nepal 31 January 2023 HE Mr Kailash Raj Pokharel, Ambassador, Canberra
Slovenia 31 January 2023 HE Mr Marko Ham, Ambassador, Canberra
Tanzania 31 January 2023 HE Mr Baraka Haran Luvanda, High Commissioner, Tokyo
Malaysia 15 March 2023 HE Ms Mazita binti Marzuki, High Commissioner, Wellington
Norway 15 March 2023 HE Ms Anne Grete Riise, Ambassador, Canberra
Kosovo 15 March 2023 HE Mrs Jetmira Berdynaj-Shala, Ambassador, Canberra
Cyprus 18 April 2023 HE Mr Antonis Sammoutis, High Commissioner, Canberra
Uganda 18 April 2023 HE Mrs Dorothy Hyuha, High Commissioner, Canberra
Georgia 18 April 2023 HE Mr Beka Dvali, Ambassador, Canberra
Bosnia and Herzegovina 18 April 2023 HE Mr Kemal Muftic, Ambassador, Canberra
Zambia 18 April 2023 HE Dr Elias Munshya, High Commissioner, Canberra
Cook Islands 21 April 2023 HE Ms Kairangi Samuela, High Commissioner, Wellington
Jamaica 9 May 2023 HE Ms Shorna-Kay Richards, High Commissioner, Tokyo
The Bahamas 28 May 2023 HE Mr Anthony Ferguson, High Commissioner, Nassau
Iran 13 June 2023 HE Mr Reza Nazar Ahari, Ambassador, Wellington
Philippines 13 June 2023 HE Mrs Kira Azucena, Ambassador, Wellington
Algeria 13 June 2023 HE Dr Nor Eddine Benfreha, Ambassador, Canberra
Samoa 8 August 2023 HE Mr Afamasaga Faamatalaupu Toleafoa, High Commissioner, Wellington
Liberia 8 August 2023 HE Mr Blamoh Nelson, Ambassador, Tokyo
Portugal 8 August 2023 HE Mr Antonio Albuquerque de Vilhena Moniz, Ambassador, Canberra
Kazakhstan 8 August 2023 HE Mr Askar Kuttykadam, Ambassador, Singapore
Bangladesh 8 August 2023 HE Mr M Allama Siddiki, High Commissioner, Canberra
Saudi Arabia 8 November 2023 HE Mr Muhanna Aba Alkhail, Ambassador, Wellington
Singapore 8 November 2023 HE Mr William Tan Wei Yuan, High Commissioner, Wellington
Czech Republic 8 November 2023 HE Ms Jana Tyrer, Ambassador, Canberra
Cambodia 8 November 2023 HE Mr Chanborey Cheunboran, Ambassador, Canberra
Brunei Darussalam 8 November 2023 HE Mr Garry Ramlee Ibrahim, High Commissioner, Canberra
Papua New Guinea 26 December 2023 HE Mr Sakias Tameo, High Commissioner, Wellington
Egypt 1 February 2024 HE Mr George Tadros, Ambassador, Wellington
Delegation of the European Union 1 February 2024 HE Mr Lawrence Meredith, Ambassador, Wellington
Cuba 1 February 2024 HE Mr Luis Morejon Rodgriguez, Ambassador, Wellington
Ghana 1 February 2024 HE Mr Samuel Kumah, High Commissioner, Canberra
Japan 3 April 2024 HE Mr Makoto Osawa, Ambassador, Wellington
Finland 3 April 2024 HE Mr Arto Haapea, Ambassador, Canberra

 

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