Our relationship with Belarus

Engagement between New Zealand and Belarus has increased in recent years, including through a visit to Minsk by the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy Jim Bolger in April 2014, regular accreditation visits from our Embassy in Moscow, and the establishment of Belarus’ formal accreditation to Wellington through its embassy in Canberra. New Zealand also hosted inaugural Foreign Ministry Consultations with Belarus in February this year. Two Belarusian business delegations have also visited New Zealand since 2012.


Trade (year end December 2014)

Total trade in goods 

$24.97 million


Exports to Belarus

$1.18 million 

Top exports: Fish (99.85%)

Imports from Belarus

$23.79 million

Top imports: Fertilisers (96.57%)


US$76.1 billion


Belarus is a founding member of the Eurasian Economic Union.


New Zealand is represented in Belarus by the New Zealand Embassy in Moscow.
Belarus is represented in New Zealand by the Belarusian Embassy in Canberra.
There is an Honorary Consul of Belarus in Wellington.

News & Events

Māori Electoral Option 2018

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The Māori Electoral Option is an opportunity for anyone who is of New Zealand Māori descent and who is enrolled to vote to choose which electoral roll they want to be on – the General roll or the Māori roll.

ANZAC Day service 2017 in St Petersburg


Anzac Day is Australia’s and New Zealand’s National day of remembrance and commemorates our fallen, wounded and veterans of all military conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

Moscow - Anzac Day 2016

The Australian and New Zealand communities in Moscow, along with representatives of other Embassies and Diplomatic Missions, gathered early on 25 April at the New Zealand Embassy for the traditional Memorial Service to commemorate Anzac Day.