INDEPENDENT NEWS

Announcement of appointment of new Ambassador to Italy

Published: Wed 17 Oct 2018 02:19 PM
Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today announced the appointment of diplomat Anthony Simpson as Ambassador to Italy.
“Mr Simpson is currently Unit Manager of the Europe Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade. He has previously served as Political Coordinator during New Zealand’s recent membership of the UN Security Council and as First Secretary at New Zealand’s Permanent Mission to the UN in New York,” Mr Peters said.
As Ambassador to Italy Mr Simpson will also be cross-accredited to Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia and as Permanent Representative to the Food and Agriculture Organisation.
“Italy and New Zealand have substantial trade and economic links, and many Italians still remember the role our armed forces played in liberating Italy, with 2019 marking the 75th anniversary of the battle of Monte Cassino.
“In recent years, New Zealand and Italian forces have worked together as contributors to UN peacekeeping missions, and we are natural partners in international affairs,” Mr Peters said.

Next in New Zealand politics

PM's Post-Cab 16/9/19: A Way Forward
By: The Scoop Team
Gordon Campbell on allegations of left wing media bias
By: Gordon Campbell
Tighter gun laws for the safety of all
By: New Zealand Government
On Labour’s mishandling of the alleged sexual assault
By: Gordon Campbell
History rectified - Rua Kēnana to be pardoned
By: New Zealand Government
Initial Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission appointed
By: New Zealand Government
NZ history to be taught in all schools
By: New Zealand Government
Jacinda Ardern accepts Labour Party President resignation
By: New Zealand Labour Party
Wellbeing to be enshrined in law
By: New Zealand Government
Q+A: Louise Nicholas interviewed by Jack Tame
By: TVNZ
Labour abuse allegations investigator hires computer expert
By: RNZ
Ending Sexual Violence Together
By: Toah-Nnest
National: Bill may stop gunowners seeking mental health help
By: RNZ
Government runs from election year firearms debate
By: ACT New Zealand
Measured and reasonable approach to gun register
By: Police Association
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILEWe're in BETA! Send Feedback © Scoop Media