Defence Deployments: Iraq and Afghanistan - Cabinet Documents
This publication provides documents supporting Cabinet's August 2018 in-principle decisions to extend the New Zealand Defence Force deployment to:
- Iraq and the region to 30 June 2019
- the Afghan National Army Officer Academy in Afghanistan to 30 September 2019.
These extensions were subject to Cabinet consideration of relevant deployment considerations in September 2018.
- noted that Cabinet will be provided with further advice on possible options for New Zealand's future contributions to the Coalition mission in Iraq before the end of April 2019
- agreed to undertake a strategic reassessment of New Zealand's contribution to Afghanistan to support the government's medium term approach.
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