New Zealand Embassy Beijing, China
Prime Minister John Key expressed condolences to the families of those affected by the earthquake which hit Sichuan province on Saturday 20 April. Please click here for the full statement.
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced the appointment of diplomat Rebecca Needham as New Zealand’s Consul-General in Guangzhou, China.
Ms Needham will be the first Guangzhou Consul-General to be appointed from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The post has until now been managed by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.
The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Rt Hon John Key, is visiting China, 6-7 April, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between New Zealand and China, as well as the 5th anniversary of the signing of the Free Trade Agreement. He is accompanied by one of the largest delegations to travel offshore with a New Zealand Prime Minister. Further information can be found at the following websites: