New Zealand Embassy Seoul, South Korea


A special issue of Korea Update on the recent visit by Prime Minister John Key and New Zealand Korean War veterans to Korea has been published. To view it, please click "Korea Update".


Prime Minister John Key delivered a speech to the Kiwi Chamber (New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Korea) on Monday 29 July. 


Prime Minister John Key met President Park Geun-hye for bilateral talks in Seoul on 26 July. The Prime Minister Key visited Korea with a group of New Zealand veterans to take part in commemorations marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice.


Thirty three New Zealand veterans of the Korean War joined Prime Minister John Key in Korea to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the Korean War Armistice. The veterans’ visited Korea 24-30 July, led by Minister of Veterans Affairs Michael Woodhouse, and joined by Chief of the New Zealand Defence Force Rhys Jones.  


Prime Minister John Key announced today that he will travel to South Korea to join New Zealand veterans in commemorations marking the 60th anniversary of the armistice which ended the Korean War. The Minister of Veterans Affairs Michael Woodhouse will also accompany the veterans.


On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice, KTV interviewed Ambassador Patrick Rata on the bilateral relations between our two countries including New Zealand's participation in the war. To view it, please click "the interview".


Six Korean secondary and primary school students from Songpa-gu received Christchurch Songpa-gu Sister City Youth Ambassador Scholarships at a ceremony held at the New Zealand Residence on 30 June. 


Applications for New Zealand’s international doctoral research scholarships close soon (15 July). The scholarships provide full tuition fees, plus living and other allowances, for top performing international PhD students. Visit our website for information about the scholarship criteria and application process.


New Zealand and Korea held Foreign Ministry Consultations in Seoul on 21 June 2013, led by Deputy Secretary Andrea Smith and Deputy Minister Lee Kyung-soo. The consultations are a key part of the framework of regular policy consultations between the two governments.

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