New High Commissioner to Malaysia announced

Rt Hon Winston Peters, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today announced the appointment of diplomat Hunter Nottage as High Commissioner to Malaysia.

Mr Nottage is currently Manager of Trade Law at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.  He has served as Senior Adviser to the Minister of Trade, as a World Trade Organisation dispute settlement Panellist, and in New Zealand’s Embassy to Argentina.

“As High Commissioner Mr Nottage will help establish a strong working relationship with the new Malaysian government,” Mr Peters said.

“New Zealand and Malaysia enjoy a positive bilateral relationship. We recently celebrated our 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations, and have long-standing ties including in ASEAN, APEC and the Commonwealth. We share close education links and Malaysia is a significant trading partner as well as a key strategic and security partner.

The High Commission in Kuala Lumpur is also accredited to Brunei.

 

Winston.Peters@parliament.govt.nz

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