Publication of Cabinet documents associated with reviews of the Afghanistan and Iraq deployments

22/07/2019 Publication

The Government has now published the Cabinet documents supporting Cabinet decisions from June 2019 regarding the deployment of New Zealand Defence Force personnel to Afghanistan and Iraq.

On 10 June 2019, the Government announced decisions to withdraw from Iraq in 2020, and to refocus the deployment to Afghanistan. Press releases regarding these announcements are available from the Beehive website:

The Cabinet paper and associated Cabinet and Cabinet committee minutes of decision regarding the Afghanistan deployment are available from this publication: Afghanistan Strategic Reassessment: Options for New Zealand’s Future Approach – Release of Cabinet Documents. Further details about this deployment are available from the Afghanistan page on the Deployment Map.

The Cabinet paper and associated Cabinet and Cabinet committee minutes of decision regarding the Iraq deployment are available from this publication: New Zealand Defence Force: Iraq Deployment Review – Release of Cabinet Documents. Further details about this deployment are available from the Iraq page on the Deployment Map.