Increasing Defence Diplomatic Presence in the Pacific

Published: 23 Sep 2020

Category: Cabinet material

This publication provides documents on Cabinet’s May 2020 decision to expand the New Zealand Defence Force diplomatic presence in the Pacific by establishing one resident Defence Adviser in Tonga.

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Additional info

Additional info

It comprises:

  • the 5 May Cabinet External Relations and Security Committee minute: Increasing Defence Diplomatic Presence in the Pacific [ERS-20-MIN-0005]

  • the redacted Cabinet paper: Increasing Defence Diplomatic Presence in the Pacific [ERS-20-SUB-0005]

Certain information is withheld, where the making available of the information would be likely to prejudice:

  • the security or defence of New Zealand or the international relations of the Government of New Zealand [section 6(a)]


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