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Reception for the Diplomatic Corps

On Friday 29th October 2021, Dame Cindy Kiro hosted a reception for the Diplomatic Corps at Government House Wellington. In her speech to the Corps, Dame Cindy said she was looking forward to developing relationships across the diplomatic community during her time in Office, and acknowledged what a difficult time it must have been for the community, seperated from families and friends by resticted borders.

Dame Cindy Kiro addressing the Diplomatic Corps

The Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, His Excellency Mr Leasi Papali'i Tommy Scanlan, High Commissioner of Somoa, also spoke, thanking Dame Cindy and Dr Davies for their hospitality, and wishing them all the very best for their time in Government House. Representatives from over 40 countries were in attendence.

Dame Cindy with the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, Mr Leasi Papali'i Tommy Scanlan

Dame Cindy's full speech transcript.

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