New Zealand's Maritime Security Commitments in the Middle East

Published: 09 Aug 2023

Category: Cabinet material

This publication provides documents on Cabinet’s December 2021 decision to extend the mandate for New Zealand’s support to maritime security in the Middle East to 30 June 2024.

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The pack comprises:

  • the Cabinet minute of decision New Zealand's Maritime Security Commitments in the Middle East [ERS-21-MIN-0052]

  • the Cabinet paper New Zealand's Maritime Security Commitments in the Middle East [ERS-21-SUB-0052]

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  • the security or defence of New Zealand or the international relations of the Government of New Zealand [section 6(a)]
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  • maintain the provision of free and frank advice by and between Ministers and Officials [section 9(2)(g)(i)]
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