New Zealand Embassy Seoul, South Korea


My thoughts, and the thoughts of staff in the New Zealand Embassy, are with the people of Korea today.  We convey heartfelt condolences at the tragic loss of life on the Sewol ferry.  The sympathies of all New Zealanders are with Korea at this moment of great sadness.  Patrick Rata, Ambassador.


New Zealand was well represented at the 2nd Seoul Food and Beverage Forum, which this year had a food safety theme.


New Zealand International Business Forum (NZIBF) Executive Director Stephen Jacobi visited South Korea on 31 March 2014.


South Korea and New Zealand have held the 6th round of negotiations toward a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA).


The 11th Joint Economic Consultations (JEC) between Korea and New Zealand were held in Wellington on 21 March.


The October 2013-February 2014 edition of Korea Update, an English language newsletter published by the Embassy is now available.


An online toolkit is now available for New Zealand exporters to help tell the New Zealand story overseas.


Deputy Secretary of New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Dr David Walker, visited Seoul on 14 February. 


South Korea and New Zealand have held the 5th round of negotiations toward a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA).


The Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, Kang Chang-hee, met Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key during his recent visit to New Zealand.

The Speaker travelled with a delegation of members of the Republic of Korea National Assembly and officials, and the visit was an opportunity to deepen understanding of New Zealand’s system of government.

The visit followed earlier visit to Korea by Prime Minister Key in July 2013 and a parliamentary delegation led by Lindsay Tisch MP in January 2013.

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