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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

  • Poland and New Zealand established diplomatic relations on March 1, 1973. Before the II World War only consular relations between two countries were enacted.

     

     

    Friendly relations between two countries rely on commonly shared values: democracy, security system, respekt for human rights and good governance. Poland and New Zealand closely cooperate on international foras, like UN, OECD, ASEM, WTO and within ISAF/NATO. They maintain contacts at highest levels, as well as through working channels.

     

    According to Polish statistics the value of bilateral trade increased in 2011 by 40% and reached 88,3 millions USD (Polish export 64,3 millions USD, import 24 millions USD). According to New Zealand Statistics  z the value of bilateral trade in 2011 reached 75,5 millions USD (Polish export 45 millions USD, import 30,5 millions USD).

     

     

    Polish export products include machinery, electric appliances, home appliances, medical equipment and products, cosmetics, food, steel products, metals and precious stones. Poland imports processed food products, machinery and textiles.   

     

     

    According to the estimates of Polish Embassy in Wellington, Polonia in New Zealand counts app. 6-7 thousand people. Main Polonia clusters are in Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Christchurch and Dunedin. There are 11 Polonia organizations in New Zealand.

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