Documents relating to Pacific Reset strategy

Sebastian made this Official Information request to Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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From: Sebastian

Dear Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade,

This is a request for the following 9 documents:

ONE: I request a copy of the current Pacific Reset priority areas and work programme

TWO: Cabinet minute ERS-18-MIN-0028 noted that

“A further omnibus report on the implementation of the Pacific Reset will be submitted to Cabinet before the end of 2019”

I request a copy of this report.

THREE: I request copies of all other Pacific Reset reports-back since the beginning of 2020

FOUR: Cabinet minute ERS-18-MIN-0028 also noted that

“Significant progress has been made on a refreshed New Zealand approach to regional security, intended to align with and support implementation of the Boe Declaration”

I request a copy of the refreshed approach to regional security referred to here

FIVE: I also request a copy of MFAT's implementation plan for the Boe Declaration

SIX: I request a copy of CAB-18-MIN-0537

SEVEN: I request a copy of the Pacific Realm Policy Framework

EIGHT: The 2019-2020 MFAT Annual Report notes that

“A 2019 stocktake of New Zealand agency engagement in the Realm strengthened awareness and highlighted opportunities for enhanced coordination in areas such as health, education and climate change”

I request a copy of this stocktake.

NINE: The 2019-2020 MFAT Annual Report also notes that

“In June [2020], the Ministry prepared advice to the Minister of Foreign Affairs on recalibrating New Zealand’s Pacific engagement to respond to the far-reaching and serious impacts of COVID-19 across the region in the short to medium term”

I request a copy of this advice.

Yours faithfully,

Sebastian

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From: ENQUIRIES
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

[UNCLASSIFIED]

Thank you for your email.

 

 We advise that New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to
the outbreak of COVID-19, associated health risks and travel restrictions.
See the [1]SafeTravel website for more information, including advice for
those who are staying put and steps you should take if you still want to
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For all other enquiries you will receive a response in due course.  

 

Kind regards,

 

MFAT ENQUIRIES

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade | Manatū Aorere

 

195 Lambton Quay, Private Bag 18901
Wellington 6160

New Zealand

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From: ESD
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

[UNCLASSIFIED]

Kia ora Sebastian

Thank you for your OIA request, this email confirms receipt and advises that your request has been sent to the appropriate division for response.

Please note that our response letter to you (with your personal details redacted), and any enclosed documents, may be published on the Ministry’s website.

Ngā Mihi

Executive Services Division
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade | Manatū Aorere

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[UNCLASSIFIED]

Dear Sebastian

 

Please see the attached correspondence regarding your recent OIA request.

 

Kind regards

 

Executive Services Division
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade | Manatū Aorere
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195 Lambton Quay, Private Bag 18901, Wellington 5045, New Zealand
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[7]www.safetravel.govt.nz

 

 

 

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Dear Sebastian

 

Please see the attached correspondence regarding your recent OIA request.

 

Kind regards

 

Executive Services Division
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade | Manatū Aorere
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195 Lambton Quay, Private Bag 18901, Wellington 5045, New Zealand
[1]www.mfat.govt.nz | [2]www.safetravel.govt.nz

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[4]www.mfat.govt.nz | [5]www.embassy.govt.nz | [6]www.aid.govt.nz |
[7]www.safetravel.govt.nz

 

 

 

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From: Sebastian

Dear MFAT,

It's been a month since you informed me that the information I requested was in the final stages of preparation and review. Can you please let me know when I can expect to receive your response?

Yours sincerely,

Sebastian

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