New Zealand Embassy Ha Noi, Viet Nam


The New Zealand and Australian Embassies in Ha Noi will commemorate Anzac Day with a dawn service at the Australian Embassy.


During a visit to Ho Chi Minh City on 28-29 March, New Zealand’s Ambassador to Viet Nam Haike Manning met the Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, Mr Le Hoang Quan, for a discussion on New Zealand’s strengthening relationship with Ho Chi Minh City.


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.   

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