Short-Term Extension for New Zealand’s Deployment to Operation Gallant Phoenix

Published: 28 Sep 2021

Category: Cabinet material

This publication provides documents on Cabinet’s 2 December 2020 agreement to a short-term extension of the existing mandate for New Zealand’s deployment to Operation Gallant Phoenix by six months, until 30 June 2021.

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This pack comprises:

  • the Cabinet minute of decision: Operation Gallant Phoenix: Short-Term Extension for New Zealand’s Deployment [CBC-20-MIN-0089]

  • the Cabinet paper: Short-Term Extension for New Zealand’s Deployment to Operation Gallant Phoenix [CBC-20-SUB-0089].

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