Australian High Commission to open in Alofi in 2020
The Australian Government will establish diplomatic presence in Niue with the opening of an Australian High Commission in Alofi next year.
A DFAT spokesperson has confirmed to BCN News, the Australian Government looks forward to further strengthening a strong bilateral relationship with Niue with the opening of the Australian High Commission in Alofi in 2020.
According to the DFAT spokesperson, planning and preparations for the opening of the new mission are on track.
On 8 November 2018, Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Australia would establish a diplomatic presence in every full Pacific Islands Forum member, including in Niue.
The Australian government has been working with the New Zealand government for the developments in Niue.
“The Australian embassy in Wellington is accredited to Niue so the ambassador there represents Australia for Niue but while they are not here and in terms of the development programme yes we administer that on behalf of Australia at the moment, but yes Australia has announced that they want to have a presence in all forum island countries so that includes Niue and we’re very much looking forward to supporting that.” said New Zealand High Commissioner to Niue Kirk Yates
The exact location of the Australian High Commission in Alofi is yet to be revealed.