New Zealand’s High Commission to Officially Open in Collymore Rock
New Zealand’s High Commission at Lower Collymore Rock will officially open on Tuesday 19 May 2015 in the presence of Barbados’ Governor-General with Government Ministers, as well as Wellington’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Murray McCully.
New Zealand’s warm and positive relationship with Barbados and the Caribbean underpins Wellington’s decision to establish a permanent presence in Bridgetown.
“Our shared Commonwealth heritage, our people to people links and our passion for cricket are the wonderful basis on which to build a strong and vibrant relationship” says the New Zealand High Commissioner Mrs Jan Henderson.
The new High Commission will enable New Zealand to deepen its engagement and to enhance substantive cooperation in the Caribbean especially in renewable energy, disaster risk management and scholarships.
New Zealand’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Murray McCully, is visiting Barbados on 19 and 20 May and will then travel to St Lucia to meet with Caribbean Foreign Ministers.