Order of precedence

Order of Precedence among Heads of Diplomatic Missions as at
29 June 2021
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
Romania 3 June 2015 HE Mrs Nineta Barbulescu, Ambassador, Canberra
Fiji  26 November 2015  HE Mr Filimone Waqabaca, High Commissioner, Wellington 
Mongolia 10 February 2016 HE Mr Batlai Chuluunhuu, Ambassador, Canberra
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
Tuvalu 30 January 2017 HE Mr Paulson Panapa, High Commissioner, Wellington
Niue 19 April 2017 HE Hon Fisa Pihigia, High Commissioner, Wellington
Indonesia 19 April 2017 HE Tantowi Yahya, Ambassador, 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
Latvia 21 November 2017 HE Ms Dace Treija-Masi, Ambassador, Tokyo
United Kingdom 29 January 2018 HE Ms Laura Clarke, High Commissioner, Wellington
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
China 11 April 2018 HE Ms Wu Xi, Ambassador, Wellington
Djibouti 11 April 2018 HE Mr Ahmed Araita Ali, Ambassador, Tokyo
Lithuania 11 April 2018 HE Mr Gediminas Varvuolis, Ambassador, Tokyo
Bangladesh 11 April 2018 HE Mr Mohammad Sufiur Rahman, High Commissioner, Canberra
Viet Nam 12 June 2018 HE Mr Ta Van Thong, Ambassador, Wellington
Spain 12 June 2018 HE Mr Fernando Curcio Ruigomez, Ambassador, Wellington
Russia 29 August 2018 HE Mr Georgii Zuev, Ambassador, Wellington
Netherlands 29 August 2018 HE Mrs Mira Woldberg, Ambassador, Wellington
Ireland 29 August 2018 HE Mr Peter Ryan, Ambassador, Wellington
Lao PDR 29 August 2018 HE Mr Sisavath Inphachanh, Ambassador, Canberra
France 18 October 2018 HE Mrs Sylvaine Carta-Le Vert, Ambassador, Wellington
Ukraine 27 November 2018 HE Mr Dmytro Senik, Ambassador, Singapore
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
Australia 19 March 2019 HE Hon Patricia Forsythe, High Commissioner, Wellington
Peru 18 April 2019 HE Mr Javier Augusto Prado Miranda, Ambassador, Wellington
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
Maldives 29 January 2020 HE Dr Abdulla Mausoom, Ambassador, Singapore
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
Colombia 30 June 2020 HE Mr Alberto Jose Mejia Ferrero, Ambassador, Canberra
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
Turkey 14 April 2021 HE Mrs Omur Unsay, Ambassador, Wellington
Cambodia 27May 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

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