New Zealand High Commission Pretoria, South Africa

Foreign Policy Address by Hon Murray McCully, Minister of Foreign Affairs to New Zealand Institute of International Affairs

Mr McCully with his South African counterpart, Ms Nkoana-Mashabane

New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon Murray McCully gave a major speech to the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs on 7 May 2013.

In his address Mr McCully announced New Zealand's commitment to opening a full-time mission in Addis Ababa.  He referred to pressure building on New Zealand for a greater presence in Africa, noting that in addition to growing markets on the continent, Africa is the location of 60 per cent of the world’s uncultivated arable land.  Mr McCully expressed his hope for increasing New Zealand private sector interest in Africa.

The full text of Minister McCully's speech is available at: www.beehive.govt.nz/speech/speech-nz-institute-international-affairs

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