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Political relations between Ukraine and New Zealand

Recognition of Ukraine by New Zealand

27 February 1992 New Zealand recognized Ukraine as independent state.

Formalization of relations between Ukraine and New Zealand

Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established on March 3, 1992. Since then, the New Zealand Embassy in the Russian Federation accredited in Ukraine. Since October 2008 the Honorary Consulate of New Zealand operates in Kyiv.

Embassy of Ukraine in Australia accredited in New Zealand from December 2007.

Bilateral contacts

1. Official visit of Minister for Foreign Affairs of New Zealand to Ukraine (April 2006).

2. The meeting of the Heads of State - the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the Prime Minister of New Zealand John Key in the framework of the 71-th session of the UN General Assembly in September 2016.

3. Meeting of the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine P.Klimkin and the Minister of Defense of New Zealand M.Mitchell at the fields of the Singapore-based Shangri-La Dialogue Security Forum (2017)


New Zealand supported the resolutions of the United Nations General Assembly 68/262 "Ukraine's Territorial Integrity" and 72/205 and 72.190 "Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine".