First representative of New Caledonia installed in New Zealand [fr]
On the 15th of November 2012, Mr. Harold Martin, President of the Government of New Caledonia and H.E Francis Etienne, then Ambassador of France to New Zealand signed the hosting and installation convention of Yves Lafoy, Official Representative of New Caledonia in New Zealand, accommodated by the Embassy of France in Wellington.
This convention is the initial act launching the full implementation of New Caledonia’s delegation in New Zealand. It follows the framework convention which was signed on January 26 2012 in Paris at the Quai d’Orsay by the President of the Government, the Minister responsible for Cooperation, Henri de Raincourt and the Minister for Overseas Territories Marie-Luce Penchard.
Accredited by the New Zealand Government, the representative in New Zealand within the Embassy of France in Wellington will have functional and operational means to ensure his threefold mission:
1- the official representation of New Caledonia to the New Zealand Government ;
2- supervision of bilateral cooperation acts linking New Caledonia and New Zealand, in the economic, cultural, educational, and scientific domains, as well as within the research sector ;
3- the development of trade relations between the two territories.