Afghanistan Strategic Reassessment: Options for New Zealand’s Future Approach – Release of Cabinet Documents

Published: 22 Jul 2019

Category: Cabinet material

This publication provides papers associated with Cabinet’s June 2019 decision to change the focus of the deployment of New Zealand Defence Force personnel in Afghanistan, contributing up to 13 personnel for 18 months out to 31 December 2020.

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The pack comprises:

  • June 2019 Cabinet minute of decision Afghanistan Strategic Reassessment: Options for New Zealand's Future Approach [CAB-19-MIN-0261]

  • May 2019 consideration by the Cabinet External Relations and Security Committee Afghanistan Strategic Reassessment: Options for New Zealand's Future Approach [ERS-19-MIN-0008]

  • the associated Cabinet paper Afghanistan Strategic Reassessment: Options for New Zealand's Future Approach [CAB-19-SUB-0261 and ERS-19-SUB-0008].

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