New Zealand Embassy Ha Noi, Viet Nam


Following the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation on S&T cooperation between New Zealand and Viet Nam earlier this year, a group of senior NZ scientists, university representatives and officials visited Viet Nam from 24-28 May to participate in an S&T fact-finding and networking mission.


The New Zealand and Australian Governments recently held seminars in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to promote both countries as potential investment destinations for Vietnamese companies and individuals. A/NZ Ambassadors and Trade Commissioners participated, together with senior officials from the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry and A/NZ regional investment specialists based in Singapore.


The New Zealand Embassy is receiving applications for New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS) – Intake 2011. Eligible Vietnamese candidates who wish to undertake post-graduate study commencing in the 2011 academic year in New Zealand in agriculture and rural development, environment, education, or economic development can apply.

Applications close on 10th May 2010. For more information please click here.


New Zealand’s Ambassador to Viet Nam, Her Excellency Ms Heather Riddell, believes 2010 will be a watershed year for New Zealand’s relations with Viet Nam.


Scientific cooperation between New Zealand and Viet Nam has been strengthened following a high-level meeting in Wellington.


New Zealand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon Murray McCully, visited Hanoi on 25 and 26 January, hosted by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Mr Pham Gia Khiem.


Wednesday, 18/11/09: New Zealand’s Ambassador to Viet Nam, Ms Heather Riddell, today announced that New Zealand will contribute an additional US $222,000 to support relief and recovery efforts in Viet Nam, following Typhoon Ketsana and Mirinae.


Viet Nam and New Zealand have issued a Joint Statement on a Comprehensive Partnership at the conclusion of a successful visit to New Zealand by the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Viet Nam, H.E. Mr Nong Duc Manh.


In October 2009, after 6 weeks in the job, Ambassador Heather Riddell reflects on her new role in Viet Nam.


Volunteers from five embassies came together in October 2009 with soon to be home owners, the Dao family, to build a home that will be a model for the 30 houses to be constructed in Dong Xa village, Hai Duong Province in Viet Nam, during the Habitat for Humanity International’s Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project: The Mekong Build 2009 in November.

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