French Ambassador participates in Waitangi Day events [fr]

Ambassador of France in New Zealand, Florence Jeanblanc-Risler, represented France at the official Waitangi Day ceremony on Monday at Te Tii Marae and the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

La Mission Pompallier à Russel
Mme Florence Jeanblanc-Risler (Ambassadeur de France), entourée de M. David Vogelsanger (Ambasadeur de Suisse, à gauche) et de M.Jeff Langley (Secrétaire adjoint du Ministère des Affaire étrangères et du Commerce, à droite)
Cérémonie de la marine néo-zélandaise à Waitangi
Ambassadeur Florence Jeanblanc-Risler aux côtés de Mme Patsy Reddy, Gouverneur Générale de Nouvelle-Zélande et des ambassadeurs des pays de l'Union Européenne

The ceremony marked New Zealand’s national day, which commemorates the first signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840.

The Ambassador was present at a reception held for members of the diplomatic corps by the Governor-General of New Zealand, Dame Patsy Reddy, as well as the Royal New Zealand Navy’s Beat Retreat ceremony.

The Ambassador also visited Russell, where French missionary Jean Baptiste Pompallier established a mission house in 1842. The rammed earth building is now preserved as an historic site.

Dernière modification : 08/02/2017

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