Extension of the Iraq deployment

20/06/2016 News

On 20 June 2016, the Government decided to extend New Zealand's contribution to the Building Partner Capacity mission to 30 November 2018.

Read the Minister of Defence's media release regarding the extension(external link).

For information on the decision to extend New Zealand's commitment to Iraq and to support the delivery of training in Besmaya, read the Cabinet paper (considered by the Cabinet on 20 June 2016) and the associated Cabinet minute: