Defence Deployments: Iraq and Afghanistan - Cabinet Documents

Published: 25 Mar 2019

Category: Cabinet material

This publication provides documents supporting Cabinet's August 2018 in-principle decisions to extend the New Zealand Defence Force deployment to: 

  • Iraq and the region to 30 June 2019
  • the Afghan National Army Officer Academy in Afghanistan to 30 September 2019.
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These extensions were subject to Cabinet consideration of relevant deployment considerations in September 2018.

Cabinet also:

  • noted that Cabinet will be provided with further advice on possible options for New Zealand's future contributions to the Coalition mission in Iraq before the end of April 2019
  • agreed to undertake a strategic reassessment of New Zealand's contribution to Afghanistan to support the government's medium term approach.


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