New Zealand Embassy Bangkok, Thailand


The New Zealand Government hosted an awards ceremony and reception on 18 June to celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between New Zealand and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).


Each year on 25 April, ANZAC Day in Thailand is commemorated by conducting a Dawn Service and Gunfire Breakfast at Hellfire Pass and a Memorial Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony at Kanchanaburi Allied War Cemetery.

Details on the 2015 ANZAC events are in the document attached below.

*Please note the wreath-laying ceremony begins at 11.00am  (not 10.00am as advised in some previous content)


The New Zealand Aid Programme wishes to offer New Zealand ASEAN Scholarship to candidates in 4 countries.


New Zealand is proud to partner with the African Union Commission to produce the African Union Handbook 2015. In a significant development, this edition has been published in both English and French.


Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed New Zealand taking up its seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

“New Zealand’s term on the Security Council will place us at the heart of international decision-making for the next two years,” Mr McCully says.

“The Security Council is currently considering some of the most pressing issues the international community faces, including; the dire humanitarian situation in Syria, ISIL, and Ebola.


On 26 December 2004 a tsunami in the Indian Ocean devastated many coastal areas of Asia. Aceh in Indonesia was worst hit and Thailand’s southern beaches were the scene of enormous devastation with over 8,000 people losing their lives, and many more Thais and international tourists badly affected. 


Press Release : Friday 7 November 2014


The New Zealand Embassy in Bangkok is hosting a seminar on the “Benefits, Opportunities, and Customs Procedures under TNZCEP and AANZFTA”.

The seminar comes prior to the 10th anniversary of the implementation of the Thailand-New Zealand Closer Economic Partnership (TNZCEP) and the 5th anniversary of the implementation of the ASEAN, Australia, and New Zealand  Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA), both taking place in 2015.


New Zealand has secured a place on the United Nations Security Council for 2015-16.

Read the Prime Minister's media release


On 22 May 2014, the Royal Thai Army announced that the military had taken control of the government of Thailand. Martial law is in place across Thailand and gives the military certain expanded powers to enforce law and order. There is an increased military presence in Bangkok and the surrounding provinces. The Chief of the Royal Thai Army has assured the safety of all foreigners in Thailand.

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