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24 March, 2015

McCully visits Iraq ahead of NZ deployment

Foreign Minister Murray McCully travelled to Baghdad yesterday for talks with Iraq’s Prime Minister Mr Haider al-Abadi and Foreign Minister Dr Ibrahim al-Ja'afari.

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23 March, 2015

NZ boosts cyclone aid to $3.5 million

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will contribute a further $1 million to the Cyclone Pam response and will also help transport Fiji disaster response personnel to Vanuatu by RNZAF C-130 Hercules.

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20 March, 2015

McCully welcomes Lithuanian Foreign Minister

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed a visit to New Zealand by Lithuanian Foreign Minister, Linas Linkevičius.

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19 March, 2015

HMNZS Canterbury to Vanuatu

Foreign Minister Murray McCully and Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee have announced that the HMNZS Canterbury will be sent to Vanuatu to support the recovery effort following Cyclone Pam.

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18 March, 2015

NZ aid flight to Tanna

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says a New Zealand C-130 Hercules aircraft has travelled to Tanna Island this afternoon with relief supplies and the Vanuatu Prime Minister on board.

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15 March, 2015

Pam funding lifted to $2.5m

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today announced an additional $1.5 million in Cyclone Pam relief, on top of the $1 million contributed yesterday.

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14 March, 2015

NZ funds $1 million to cyclone-hit Pacific neighbours

The New Zealand government has announced an initial contribution of $1 million to assist Pacific nations hit by Cyclone Pam, Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says.

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9 March, 2015

McCully to Europe for CMAG Meeting

Foreign Minister Murray McCully travels to Paris today to meet with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and then to London for a meeting of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG).

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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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