Statement from Mike Moore

Press Release – Mike Moore – NZ Ambassador to the US Yvonne and I are giving notice to MFAT that we will be leaving the Post just before Christmas on the 16th December.20 November 2015 Statement from Mike Moore To All Staff and Agencies Washington DC; US Posts and Hon Cons Yvonne and I are giving notice to MFAT that we will be leaving the Post just before Christmas on the 16th December. Minister Murray McCully and MFAT have been very generous and kind to us. We have lost a couple of weeks because of tests and surgery that I have had and we will not be able to have the kind of thank yous that are normal so we will combine the Staff Christmas Party with our farewell to you. Yvonne and I have made a lot of very special and lasting good friends here and their support and compassion has been wonderful. I am now the longest serving continuous Ambassador to the US. I didn’t seek this job but felt I should do it because great issues were at stake. The time was ripe for it. On a security level things have moved up several notches. You are aware of the many exercises we do together and the important contribution we are making in the struggle against ISIS. TPP was the second part of the job and...

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