Israel’s New Zealand Embassy officially opened

April 11, 2011 Agencies
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During his official visit to New Zealand, the Speaker of the Knesset Reuven Rivlin, joined the Speaker of the New Zealand parliament Lockwood Smith in the official opening of the new Israeli Embassy in Wellington. 

Ambassador Shemi Tzur, Lockwood Smith, Reuven Rivlin and Chaim Katz

 

The Embassy of Israel closed its doors 8 years ago for budgetary reasons but has now re-opened its doors and is here to stay.

In his speech after the unveiling of the plaque Dr Smith said that he hoped the new diplomatic presence would boost the “trifling” trade between the nations. Last year, exports to Israel were about $30 million..

Ambassador Shemi Tzur called it a unique event, full of excitement.

The embassy will move in August to premises complying with security needs