2019 Deployment in Support of United Nations Security Council Sanctions against North Korea
This publication provides documents on Cabinet’s September 2019 decision to deploy a New Zealand Defence Force P-3K2 maritime patrol aircraft to North East Asia, basing out of Japan, for a period of up to 42 days, between the dates of 1 October and 30 November 2019.
The deployment contributes to coordinated efforts involving the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and France to support United Nations Security Council sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. This deployment follows from a previous deployment in October 2018.
The pack comprises the following documents:
- the September 2019 Cabinet External Relations and Security Committee minute: Deployment of P-3K2 Aircraft in Support of United Nations Security Council Sanctions Against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) [ERS-19-MIN-0027]
- the associated Cabinet paper: Deployment of P-3K2 Aircraft in Support of United Nations Security Council Sanctions Against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) [ERS-19-SUB-0027]
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