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The Embassy of New Zealand in Berlin

Contact

Address: Friedrichstraße 60.,10117 Berlin

Tel.: +49 30 20 62 10

Fax: +49 30 20 62 11 14

E-mail: nzembber@infoem.org 

www.mfat.govt.nz

The Ambassador

Amb. Rod Harris

Amb. Rod Harris took his office in Berlin in July of 2014. He is also accredited as the Amb. of New Zealand to the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania and Switzerland.

He has a long diplomatic career behind him as he worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of New Zealand all his life. Before being inducted as ambassador in Berlin, he was Amb. of New Zealand to Saudi Arabia and also Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar from July 2010 to December of 2013.

Before taking office in Germany, he completed a language training course which lasted for 5 months.

History

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Germany and New Zealand enjoy a healthy and supportive relationship, based on common interests and values, making both countries natural like-minded international partners in trade, commerce and cultural exchange.

The year of 2013 marked the 60th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Over this  period of time, both countries have developed a trusting relationship and very often find themselves sharing similar positions on international issues.

Germany and New Zealand are also long standing solid economic partners, especially since 1978 and the signing of a double taxation agreement. Ever since, both countries willingly take part in  numerous economic transactions.

Moreover, both countries are also involved in many scientific and cultural exchanges.