New Zealand Embassy Ha Noi, Viet Nam


Preliminary information is now available for stakeholders from TPP participating countries who might be considering attending Round 15 in Auckland, New Zealand, on 3-12 December 2012.  Keep watching TPP Talk for further information related to Round 15.


New Zealand’s Ambassador to Viet Nam 2009-2012, Ms Heather Riddell, has returned to New Zealand on the completion of her assignment.


Minister of Trade Hon Tim Groser has announced that New Zealand will host the next round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations.  The talks will take place in Auckland on 3-12 December 2012.


New Zealand is contributing NZ$5 million to a disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation project in the southern province of Ben Tre, Vietnam.


The New Zealand – Viet Nam bilateral Working Holiday Scheme (WHS) went “live” on 31 July 2012.


The New Zealand Embassy in Ha Noi and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of Viet Nam (MOLISA) announced today that the bilateral Arrangement to establish a Working Holiday Scheme (WHS) - Viet Nam’s first such Scheme with any other country - will enter into effect on July 31, 2012, seven months after its signature.


New Zealand has been confirmed as one of the world’s most innovative nations in the recently released 2012 “Global Innovation Index”. Our ranking of 13 out of 141 countries was an improvement on last year’s 15th position. We also placed third highest in the ‘Southeast Asia and Oceania’ region, behind Singapore and Hong Kong.


The New Zealand Minister of Trade Hon Tim Groser has issued statements welcoming Mexico and Canada into the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as new participants.


Do you have an inquiring mind and want to contribute to the future development of your country?

New Zealand ASEAN Scholars awards empower future leaders with the knowledge, skills and qualifications to contribute to economic, social and political development within ASEAN nations.

The New Zealand Government, through the New Zealand Aid Programme, provides scholarships for qualified students from Vietnam to undertake development-related studies at a university or polytechnic in New Zealand.


Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, one of Viet Nam’s four Deputy Prime Ministers, led a delegation of 40 on an official visit to New Zealand on 14-17 April 2012. Mr Phuc’s delegation included four ministerial level visitors (including the Minister of Justice, Inspector-General and Prosecutor-General) and seven deputy ministers, making it the most significant Vietnamese high-level visit to New Zealand since 2009.

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