Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade / Manatū Aorere

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade / Manatū Aorere
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  • MFAT represents New Zealand in formal communications with other countries and their governments.
  • Builds international connections and influence, and monitors and interprets changes in international political, diplomatic and trade situations.
  • Provides the Government with advice, and promotes and protects New Zealand’s interests.

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