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Ambassador Mike Moore and US President Obama

Ambassador Mike Moore and US President Obama

In August 2010 New Zealand's newly appointed ambassador to the US, Mike Moore (right), presented his credentials to US President Barack Obama at the Oval Office, Washington. Moore was not a career diplomat, but a former politician who was prime minister of New Zealand in 1990. The post of ambassador to the US has traditionally, but not always, been a political appointment.

Photograph courtesy of the United States Department of State.

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Michael Green, 'Foreign policy and diplomatic representation - Developing a diplomatic service', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/34323/ambassador-mike-moore-and-us-president-obama (accessed 19 November 2019)

Story by Michael Green, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 17 May 2016