Political Relations

 

- September 1993 : Appointment of Mr. John Hayes as Honorary Consul of Morocco in Auckland.

- November 1994 : Establishment of diplomatic relations and appointment of an ambassador of New Zealand to Morocco with residence in Madrid;

- June 1997 : Presentation by HE Omar Hilale, ambassador of the kingdom of Morocco in Indonesia of his Letters of Credence as ambassador to New Zealand with residence in Jakarta;

- 24 April 2001 : HE Mrs Christine Heather Bogle presented her Letters of Credence as ambassador of New Zealand to Morocco with residence in Madrid;

- 7 May 2004 : Presentation of Letters of Credence by H.E. Mr Abderrahman Drissi Alami, ambassador of the kingdom of Morocco in Indonesia ;

- 27 October 2005 : HE Mr Geoffrey Kenyon Ward presented copies of his Letters of Credence as ambassador of New Zealand to Morocco with residence in Madrid;

- 6 March 2007 : Presentation by HE Mr Badre Eddine Allali of his Letters of Credence as ambassador of His Majesty the King to New Zealand with residence in Canberra.

 

Bilateral Visits

 

To Morocco

 

- Visit of a New Zealand trade delegation in May 1984;

- Visit of Mr John Luxton, New Zealand minister of fisheries, in May 1999;

- Visit of a delegation of the company "Prepared Foods Limited" from 9 to 21 July 2001;

- Visit of Mr Pete Hodgson, Minister of fisheries, to take part at the Seventh Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (Marrakech, November 2001);

- Visit of a delegation of the company "Prepared Foods Limited" from 12 to 19 July 2002;

- Visit of Mrs Christine Heather Bogle, ambassador of New Zealand to Morocco, from 19 to 22 June 2004;

 

To New Zealand

 

- Visit of a Moroccan economic delegation, headed by the Secretary of State of commerce, industry and handicrafts from 3 to 5 November 1997;

- Visit of a Trade mission, headed by the Minister of external trade in 1999;

- Visit of Mr Mustapha Mansouri, Minister of Employment and Vocational Training, in July 2005.

 

Morocco's Trade relations with New Zealand

 

Exports : NZ$144 Millions. Mainly phosphates.

 

Imports : NZ$46 Millions. Mainly butter.

 

Legal Framework

 

1- Agreement signed

 

- "Business Cooperation Agreement", signed in 1998, between the Moroccan Export Promotion Centre and the Auckland Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry. This agreement stipulates the setting-up by the private sector in both countries of a joint business council;

- Framework agreement for cooperation in the sector of fisheries.

 

2- Draft Agreements

 

- Draft agreement on the promotion and protection of investments;

- Draft convention for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion.

- Draft sanitary and veterinary agreement;

 

3-Draft agreements proposed by the New Zealand private sector

 

- Draft agreement on sustainable development in fishing gastropods and echinoderms, proposed by New Zealand company "Prepared Foods Limited";

- Convention for partnership and exploratory research of deep waters between the "Institut National de Recherches Halieutiques'' and New Zealand company "Sealord".

06/02/2013