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24 February, 2015

NZ boosts diplomatic efforts to counter ISIL

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today outlined the further diplomatic and humanitarian measures being considered as part of the government’s response to ISIL and the ongoing fighting in Iraq and Syria.

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24 February, 2015

NZ statement to UNSC Open Debate

UN Security Council Open Debate: Maintenance of International Peace and Security. Statement by Foreign Minister Murray McCully. Delivered Monday 23 February (New York)

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21 February, 2015

McCully to New York for Security Council debate

Foreign Minister Murray McCully travels to New York tomorrow to participate in an open debate in the Security Council on the United Nations Charter.

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20 February, 2015

New Ambassador to Ethiopia and the AU

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Bruce Shepherd as New Zealand’s new Ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union.

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20 February, 2015

New Consul-General to Sydney

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has named diplomat Billie Moore as New Zealand’s new Consul-General in Sydney.

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20 February, 2015

McCully thanks departing Permanent Representative

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has paid tribute to the outstanding performance of New Zealand’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Jim McLay, who concludes his second term in May.

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16 February, 2015

NZ urges all parties to make Ukraine Ceasefire work

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today called on all parties involved in the conflict in eastern Ukraine to abide by the conditions of the ceasefire.

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15 February, 2015

McCully to Tonga to meet new government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully travels to Tonga tomorrow to meet with Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva and his new government.

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11 February, 2015

Iraqi Foreign Minister to visit NZ

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the upcoming visit to New Zealand by Iraq’s Foreign Minister Dr Ibrahim al-Ja'afari.

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11 February, 2015

NZ disappointed by Anwar Ibrahim decision

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says New Zealand shares the disappointment expressed by other members of the international community about the five-year prison sentence handed down to Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim.

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30 January, 2015

UK Foreign Secretary to visit NZ

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the upcoming visit to New Zealand by Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom, Rt Hon Philip Hammond.

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26 January, 2015

NZ Condemns latest violence in Ukraine

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has condemned the killing of up to 30 civilians in Eastern Ukraine over the weekend.

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25 January, 2015

McCully to AU Summit and Jordan

Foreign Minister Murray McCully is travelling to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to attend the 24th African Union Summit which runs from 26 to 27 January.



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16 January, 2015

International push to bring poachers to justice

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says that an international effort is underway to bring those responsible for illegal fishing in the Southern Ocean to justice.

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14 January, 2015

Illegal vessels fail to comply with attempts to board

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says HMNZS WELLINGTON has so far hailed and attempted to board two of the illegal vessels in the Southern Ocean, and that Captains of both vessels refused to allow the New Zealand Navy to board.

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13 January, 2015

Further illegal fishing vessel discovered

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says a third illegal fishing vessel has been discovered operating in the Southern Ocean during a patrol by the HMNZS WELLINGTON.

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12 January, 2015

NZ fights Illegal fishing in the Southern Ocean

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today put illegal fishing vessels operating in the Southern Ocean on notice and vowed to take action against their owners.

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11 January, 2015

McCully Welcomes Orderly Transition in Sri Lanka

Foreign Minister McCully has welcomed the peaceful transition of power in Sri Lanka over the weekend, and congratulates Sri Lanka’s new President Maithripala Sirisena on his victory in Thursday’s Presidential election.

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5 January, 2015

New Zealand takes UN Security Council seat

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed New Zealand taking up its seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

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18 December, 2014

NZ welcomes US, Cuba announcement

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed this morning’s announcement that the United States and Cuba intend to re-establish diplomatic relations after 53 years.

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16 December, 2014

Minister receives Whitehead report

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has now received the report on the Ministerial Inquiry - Events surrounding the request for waiver of the diplomatic immunity of a Malaysian Defence Attaché.

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2 December, 2014

New Ambassador to Chile announced

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced diplomat Jacqui Caine as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Chile.

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28 November, 2014

High Commissioner to Fiji reinstated

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced the reinstatement of New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Fiji.

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27 November, 2014

McCully attends NATO Foreign Ministers summit

Foreign Minister Murray McCully travels to Brussels this weekend to attend the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Foreign Ministers meeting.

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26 November, 2014

Foreign Minister thanks outgoing Chief Executive

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today thanked outgoing MFAT Chief Executive John Allen for his service.

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18 November, 2014

New Ambassador to the Philippines announced

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced diplomat David Strachan as New Zealand’s new Ambassador to the Philippines.

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18 November, 2014

New High Commissioner to Malaysia

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has today named diplomat John Subritzky as New Zealand’s new High Commissioner to Malaysia, to be based in Kuala Lumpur.

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18 November, 2014

New Ambassador to Indonesia announced

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has today named career diplomat Trevor Matheson as New Zealand’s new Ambassador to Indonesia.

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17 November, 2014

NZ steps up support for fight against Ebola

Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman and Foreign Minister Murray McCully have outlined further support from New Zealand to help combat the spread of Ebola.

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5 November, 2014

Aid and diplomatic effort to combat ISIL

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will increase its humanitarian support for refugees from Syria and Iraq and ramp up diplomatic efforts to address the rise of ISIL.

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