New Zealand Embassy Mexico City


On 25 September 2014 Clare Kelly, the New Zealand Ambassador to Mexico, participated in the opening ceremony of an urban orchard located south of Mexico City. The project was funded through the Head of Mission Fund in collaboration with Mexico City’s Secretariat for Rural Development and Equity for Communities and by the organisation ‘Ciudadanos Edificando Soluciones’.


New Zealand is an active supporter of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement[i]. On 25 July 2014 the New Zealand Embassy in Mexico City and New Zealand Customs hosted a seminar on the Agreement in Panama City for customs officials from Central America.


The Working Holiday Scheme allows young New Zealanders and Mexicans between 18 and 30 years of age to enter the other country as a tourist, with the possibility to work temporarily as well as study short-term.


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


The Embassy in Mexico City celebrated Waitangi Day with a lunchtime reception on Thursday 6th February.


Speech to: Latin America New Zealand Business Council


Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today named Clare Kelly as New Zealand’s new Ambassador to Mexico.

“Latin America is becoming an increasingly important partner for New Zealand,” Mr McCully says.

“Mexico is our largest trading partner in the region but there is huge scope to further advance our relationship through trade and economic links.


On May 13, Ambassador Clare Kelly presented copies of her Letters of Credence to the Mexican Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Antonio Meade Kuribreña. Both pledged to continue working to strengthen the relationship between New Zealand and Mexico. Before being appointed Ambassador to Mexico, Clare Kelly worked in the Trade Negotiations Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade as Deputy Director for Agriculture and Goods.


The Application process for the New Zealand Development Scholarship (NZDS) is open as part of the New Zealand Aid Programme.

For 2014, please note that closing dates vary by institution and level of study with closing dates between 30 April 2013 and 1 June 2013.

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