New Zealand Embassy Bangkok, Thailand


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.

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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.


Statement by Hon Murray McCully, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has urged the leaders of Thailand’s coup to set an earlier timetable for holding elections.

“We remain deeply concerned at the military’s suspension of democracy in Thailand,” Mr McCully says.

"General Prayuth Chan-ocha, has said that it could take at least a year to hold elections and this is far too long in New Zealand's view.


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


Large scale political demonstrations continue throughout Thailand, with the majority occurring in Bangkok. There have been violent incidents involving explosive devices and firearms in the vicinity of protest activities in Bangkok, resulting in injuries and deaths. Further attacks could occur both day and night.


Prime Minister John Key will travel to Sri Lanka for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting later this week, and then lead a business delegation to Thailand.

“New Zealand is an active member of the Commonwealth and a strong supporter of the values that bind the 53 member states,” says Mr Key.

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Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today welcomed the opening of a New Zealand Embassy Office in Myanmar.

“This new office in Yangon reflects Myanmar’s remarkable progress implementing political and economic reforms over the past two years,” Mr McCully says.

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