Ambassadors appointed to Belgium and Sweden
Hon Murray McCully
2012 Media Statement
Ambassadors appointed to Belgium and
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully
today announced changes to New Zealand’s representation in
Europe following the closure of the embassy in
Paula Wilson, recently appointed Deputy Head of
Mission at the New Zealand Mission in Brussels, will become
Ambassador to Belgium.
Brussels Head of Mission and
Ambassador to the EU, Vangelis Vitalis, will also take
responsibility as the accredited Ambassador to Sweden.
Ms Wilson has served in Berlin and Canberra and in the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Europe and Trade
Mr Vitalis has extensive trade
negotiations experience, including with ASEAN and the
Russia/Belarus/Kazakhstan Customs Union.
Mr McCully says
he is confident two new diplomatic arrangements in Europe
will serve New Zealand’s interests
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