List of Ambassadors from New Zealand to Saudi Arabia


List of Ambassadors from New Zealand to Saudi Arabia

The Ambassador from New Zealand to Saudi Arabia is New Zealand's foremost diplomatic representative in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and in charge of New Zealand's diplomatic mission in Saudi Arabia.

The embassy is located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia's capital city. New Zealand has maintained a resident ambassador in Saudi Arabia since 1985. The Ambassador to Saudi Arabia is concurrently accredited to Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. Accreditation to Egypt ceased in 2006 when New Zealand opened an embassy in Cairo.

List of Heads of Mission

Ambassadors to Saudi Arabia

Non-resident ambassadors, resident in Italy

* Eric Halstead (1977 - 1980)
* Jim Weir (1980 - 1983)
* Gordon Parkinson (1983 - 1985)

Resident ambassadors

* Ken Cunningham (1985 - 1987)
* Win Cochrane (1987 - 1992)
* Gordon Parkinson (1992 - 1995)
* Graeme Ammundsen (1995 - 1996)
* David Payton (1997 - 2000)
* Laurie Markes (2000 - 2003)
* Jim Howell (2003 - 2007)
* Dr Trevor Matheson (May 2007 - )

References

* [http://www.mfat.govt.nz/Embassies/3-NZ-Ambassadors/countries-s.php#saudi New Zealand Heads of Overseas Missions: Saudi Arabia] . New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Retrieved on 2008-03-29.


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