Hon Murray McCully
Minister of Foreign Affairs
New Ambassador to Iran
Affairs Minister Murray McCully today named diplomat Eamonn
O’Shaughnessy as New Zealand’s Ambassador to
“New Zealand has a longstanding trade relationship
with Iran, with over $173 million in exports last year,”
Mr McCully says.
“Mr O’Shaughnessy will be responsible
for further developing New Zealand’s engagement with the
new government of President Rohani.
agreement with the international community over Iran’s
nuclear programme is the most positive development in nearly
10 years of nuclear talks. A future comprehensive deal will
only serve to enhance Iran’s international relationships,
including with New Zealand.”
Mr O’Shaughnessy, who
will also be accredited to Pakistan, has previously served
in Kabul, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and
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