New Zealand Governor-General in Cambodia to Build Bilateral Ties

The governor-general of New Zealand, Lieutenant General Jerry Mateparae, began a four-day visit to Cambodia on Thursday at the invitation of King Norodom Sihamoni to promote bilateral relations between the two countries. … “The visit reflects the priority New Zealand attaches to its relations with the 10 Asean members—the government having launched its Asean regional strategy just last month,” said Tony Lynch, New Zealand’s ambassador to Thailand, Burma and Cambodia. … Lt. Gen. Mateparae will also travel to Siem Reap, where the New Zealand government has a number of development projects in partnership with the Cambodian government, and will meet his predecessor to the position, Silvia Cartwright, who is now an international judge at the Extra­ordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.

Simon Henderson