Ministerial Overseas Travel 19-04-2023 to 01-05-2023

Published: 28 Aug 2023

Category: Cabinet material

This publication provides the Cabinet proposal and report back on Hon Andrew Little’s travel to Europe and the Middle East to attend the Ukraine Defence Contact Group; lead the New Zealand delegation at Anzac Day 2023 commemorations; and meet with counterparts and visit New Zealand Defence deployments in the Middle East.

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The pack comprises the following documents:

  • the April 2023 Cabinet paper and associated Minute of Decision Proposed Overseas Travel: Hon Andrew Little [CAB-23-SUB-0118 and CAB-23-MIN-0118].
  • the July 2023 Cabinet paper and associated Minute of Decision Report on Overseas Travel: Hon Andrew Little [CAB-23-SUB-0328 and CAB-23-MIN-0328]

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