Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

New envoys to present their credentials

New envoys to present their credentials

Envoys for Egypt, South Africa, Mongolia, Georgia and Myanmar will present their credentials to the Governor-General, Lt Gen Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, at Government House in Wellington tomorrow (Wednesday 27 February 2013).

The ceremony, which will include a Māori ceremonial challenge, and a military guard of honour provided by the New Zealand Army, begins at 11am.

The Ambassador for Egypt, HE Mr Hassan Hanafy Mahmoud El-Laithy, is a career diplomat. He has previously served as Egypt’s Ambassador to Slovakia as well as undertaking postings in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Mr El-Laithy is based in Canberra.

The High Commissioner for South Africa, HE Ntombizodwa Msuthukazi Lallie, worked as a public relations practitioner before joining the diplomatic service in 2002. Prior to her appointment to New Zealand, Ms Lallie was Chief Director of the Africa Multilateral Division in the Department of International Relations and Co-operation. She has also served as Ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire and High Commissioner to Ghana. Ms Lallie is based in Wellington.

The Ambassador for Mongolia, HE Mr Ravdan Bold, has had a lengthy career in diplomacy and intelligence. Prior to his appointment to New Zealand, Mr Bold was Director of the General Intelligence Agency of Mongolia and Ambassador to the United States. Mr Bold is based in Canberra.

The Ambassador for Georgia, HE Mr Vladimer Konstantinidi, is a career public servant, with experience in law enforcement and tax collection. Prior to joining the diplomatic service, Mr Konstantinidi worked in the Ministries of Tax Revenue, Finance and Interior Affairs. Prior to his appointment to New Zealand, Mr Konstantinidi was Ambassador to Cyprus. He is based in Canberra.

The Ambassador for Myanmar, HE Mr U Min Thein, has had a lengthy career in his country’s military before his first diplomatic appointment as Ambassador to Russia in 2006. Prior to joining the diplomatic service, Mr Thein was Rector of the Defence Services Medical Academy with the rank of Brigadier-General. He is based in Canberra.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The EU’s Beef With Google

There’s every indication that Google would be on a losing wicket if it chooses to fight the European Union competition watchdogs, who have just levied a $3.3 billion fine on the firm – with the prospect of worse to come if Google doesn’t quickly change the anti-competitive practices at the heart of a court battle that’s been seven years in the making.

Essentially, the case involved Google’s alleged abuse of the stranglehold it enjoys on the online advertising associated with its search activities. More>>

 
 

Legislation: Point England Housing Bill Passed

The passage of the Point England Development Enabling Bill through Parliament this evening will benefit Auckland with additional housing, help resolve Ngāti Paoa’s Treaty claim and improve the local environment and recreation facilities, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. More>>

ALSO:

Cyberducation: Digital Curriculum Launch And Funding Package

Consultation on new digital technologies content for the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, the Māori-medium Curriculum, was launched today by Education Minister Nikki Kaye. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Press Conference: Red Socks And Secret Tapes

Prime Minister Bill English began his post-cabinet press conference by explaining how well the National Party's annual conference went. He also mentioned today's announcement of changes to the EQC disaster insurance legislation and wished Emirates Team New Zealand well in the America's Cup. More>>

Max Rashbrooke: On How To Make Government More Open

International surveys, while often complimentary, have also pinpointed major weaknesses: political donations are badly regulated, for instance, and appointments to government boards frequently go to those with strong political connections. More>>

In Court: Hamilton Student's Lawsuit Over Climate Change Policy

A law student from Hamilton is preparing to challenge the Government in the High Court on Monday over what she says is a “failure” to properly address climate change. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Fallout From The Barclay Tape

This is hardly a case of cleaning out your desk and being turfed out onto the pavement. As others have pointed out, the disgraced Clutha-Southland MP will remain on the public payroll for three months until the election, and for three months afterwards. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election
 
 
 
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog