New Zealand Embassy Ha Noi, Viet Nam


Victoria University’s Professor Neil Quigley has been awarded a prestigious honorary degree by the University of Economics in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This honour recognises Professor Quigley’s commitment to education in Vietnam and relations between the two countries.


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Minister of Defence and Member of the Communist Party Politburo, H.E. General Phung Quang Thanh, made history last week by becoming the first Defence Minister of Viet Nam to visit New Zealand.  Minister Thanh visited Wellington and Auckland as a Guest of Government during a five-day visit from 20-25 March.


On 6th March 2013, Ambassador Haike Manning paid an introductory call on the Vietnamese Minister of Defence and Politburo member General Phung Quang Thanh.


From 18 February 2013, the Immigration New Zealand office in Ho Chi Minh City will no longer receive visa applications.


On 6th February 2013, Ambassador Haike Manning paid an introductory call on Vietnamese Minister of Education and Training H.E Mr Pham Vu Luan.


The government of New Zealand is providing $US 4 million for an innovative agriculture project in Viet Nam’s southern province of Tien Giang to be implemented over the next five years.


On 11 January 2013, New Zealand Ambassador Manning hosted a lunch reception at the Residence for the 30 Vietnamese NZAS award winners about to depart for New Zealand.   


The New Zealand Government has announced that New Zealand degree-awarding institutions will be able to provide 180-credit Master’s degrees from 2013. 


New Zealand hosted its second round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, and the 15th round overall, in Auckland on 3-12 December 2012.

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