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Speakers of the House have the ability to open doors in international relationships. ‘Speaker-led diplomacy’ helps to advance New Zealand’s national interests by supporting greater understanding and cooperation between countries and parliaments.
The New Zealand Parliament participates in various inter-parliamentary organisations. These global and regional forums bring together MPs from around the world to discuss common and international issues, and to work towards global solutions.
Our Parliament hosts visitors from all around the world and our MPs visit other parliaments. These visits contribute to parliamentary knowledge sharing and allow MPs to build meaningful global relationships.
Learning from MPs from other parliaments is one way to help our MPs with their professional development. Visits to and from other parliaments grows knowledge and enhances MPs' scrutiny and oversight roles.
Tai a Kiwa Pacific
New Zealand is a Pacific country and Pacific people and culture are an enriching part of New Zealand. Where possible, our Parliament provides practical and technical support to Pacific parliaments to strengthen their own democracies.
Parliamentary Friendship Groups help deepen New Zealand’s relations with other countries and assist in promoting parliamentary democracy.