Hon Murray McCully | MP for East Coast Bays

Releases

Foreign Affairs
Tue 18 Apr 2017
Foreign Minister Murray McCully will travel to Hawaii today to meet with senior figures in the United States Pacific Command. Mr McCully will also meet with members of Hawaii’s political leadership, senior academics and opinion makers. “The US Pacific Command is responsible for US military operations in over half the world’s surface,” Mr McCully says. ...
Foreign Affairs
Thu 6 Apr 2017
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has today announced that New Zealand has updated its travel advice for Turkey.  “The advice for New Zealand citizens reflects information received that suggests terrorists may seek to target Anzac Day commemorations on the Gallipoli Peninsula,” Mr McCully says. While travel advice for Turkey and the Gallipoli Peninsula has changed, the level of risk remains the same.  ...
Foreign Affairs
Wed 5 Apr 2017
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has condemned the bombing in the northwest of Syria where dozens of people have been killed in a chemical weapons attack.  “I was appalled to learn of another attack in an area where chemical weapons have previously been used,” Mr McCully says. “Our thoughts and sympathies are with the victims of this barbaric attack, which is especially horrific for the number of children killed and injured. ...
Foreign Affairs
Wed 5 Apr 2017
Foreign Minister Murray McCully welcomes the Angolan Minister of External Relations Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, who he will meet in Wellington today. “This visit presents an opportunity to deepen this relationship, including through discussing ways to increase trade flows. Angola had one of the fastest-growing economies of the past decade, and appointed its first ever Ambassador to New Zealand, resident in Singapore, last year,” Mr McCully says. ...
Foreign Affairs
Wed 5 Apr 2017
Thank you for the opportunity to make this address this evening. In one month from now I will have tendered my resignation as New Zealand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, having served in this capacity for nearly eight-and-a-half years. At the outset, I want to acknowledge - and I have said this many times to my staff and to the Ministry - that the real foreign minister is always the Prime Minister. An effective Prime Minister / Foreign Minister team need to present a seamless face to both the outside world, and to the New Zealand public.
Foreign Affairs
Wed 5 Apr 2017
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has today welcomed Lebanon’s Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil to New Zealand. Lebanon is an important partner for New Zealand in the Middle East. During our term on the UN Security Council, we engaged closely with Lebanon on regional issues, including the war in Syria. Since 1954, New Zealand has contributed to the UN Truce Supervision Organisation (UNTSO) which helps maintain peace in the region. The current commander of UNTSO is a New Zealander.
Foreign Affairs
Tue 4 Apr 2017
New Zealand and Singapore are to pursue an Enhanced Partnership that will significantly boost collaboration between the two countries, their Foreign Ministers, Hon Murray McCully, and Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, announced today The two Ministers, who met in Wellington today, said the Enhanced Partnership would deepen cooperation in the areas of trade and economics, security and defence, people-to-people links and research, technology and innovation, and in ways that would set an example of integration in the Asia-Pacific region.
Foreign Affairs
Tue 4 Apr 2017
Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomes his Singaporean counterpart Dr Vivian Balakrishnan to Wellington on his first visit to New Zealand as Foreign Minister. “New Zealand and Singapore share a warm friendship that includes extensive trade and economic links, long-standing defence ties and regional cooperation,” Mr McCully says. ...
Foreign Affairs
Wed 29 Mar 2017
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will provide $3 million to support emergency famine relief and prevention efforts in Africa and Yemen.  “More than 20 million people are currently facing famine conditions or severe food shortages across the Greater Horn of Africa, Nigeria and Yemen,” Mr McCully says. “Droughts in some of these areas have been compounded by conflict and insecurity, giving rise to a very serious humanitarian situation. 
Foreign Affairs
Mon 27 Mar 2017
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has today signed two arrangements with China aimed at strengthening cooperation in the areas of fisheries and international development, particularly in the Pacific region. The arrangements were signed in Wellington as part of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to New Zealand.  “These arrangements will strengthen and expand our cooperation even further,” Mr McCully says. ...
Foreign Affairs
Fri 24 Mar 2017
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will open an embassy in Dublin, Ireland. “New Zealand and Ireland enjoy a very warm relationship which is underpinned by our shared values,” Mr McCully says. “We work closely together on issues such as climate change, disarmament, and human rights, and are also both members of the Small Advanced Economies Initiative. “Having an embassy in Dublin will enable us to build on and strengthen this relationship.
Foreign Affairs
Fri 24 Mar 2017
Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will open a High Commission in Colombo, Sri Lanka. "Establishing a High Commission in Colombo is a sign of New Zealand’s commitment to strengthening the relationship between our countries," Mr McCully says. ...