New Zealand Defence Force: Iraq Deployment Review – Release of Cabinet Documents

Published: 22 Jul 2019

Category: Cabinet material

This publication provides papers associated with Cabinet’s June 2019 decision to extend the mandate for the NZDF Building Partner Capacity deployment to Taji and related support positions in Iraq, with withdrawal from Taji to take place by 30 June 2020.

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Additional info

Additional info

The pack comprises the following documents:

  • June 2019 Cabinet minute of decision New Zealand Defence Force: Iraq Deployment Review [CAB-19-MIN-0265]

  • May 2019 consideration by the Cabinet External Relations and Security Committee New Zealand Defence Force: Iraq Deployment Review [ERS-19-MIN-0009]

  • the associated Cabinet paper New Zealand Defence Force Iraq Deployment Review [CAB-19-SUB-0265 and ERS-19-SUB-0009]

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