Statement as delivered by Carolyn Schwalger, Deputy Permanent Representative of New Zealand to the United Nations, 8 November 2016
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Our relationship with Slovenia
New Zealand has friendly relations with Slovenia. New Zealand was among the first countries to recognise Slovenia on 16 January 1992.
Following the visit by Prime Minister Janez Drnovsek in 1998, New Zealand negotiated a visa waiver arrangement with Slovenia. Slovenians may enter New Zealand visa-free for short-term stays, and likewise New Zealanders may visit Slovenia without a visa.
Though the Slovene community in New Zealand is small, a Working Holiday Scheme between New Zealand and Slovenia was established in 2010, and has been the basis for growing further people to people ties.
Total trade in goods
Exports to Slovenia
Top exports: Iron and steel structures and parts
Imports from Slovenia
|Top imports: Harvesting or threshing machines, mowers, electrical machinery|
New Zealanders aged between 18 and 30 can apply for a 12-month working holiday visa in Slovenia.
To apply, you can go to the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Canberra.
For more information, read the Slovenian Embassy website (external link).
- New Zealand is represented in Slovenia by the New Zealand Embassy in Vienna, Austria
- Slovenia is represented in New Zealand by the Slovenian Embassy in Canberra
New Zealand to Slovenia
Rt Hon Winston Peters, Minister of Foreign Affairs, April 2008
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