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Welcome ceremony in East Timor

New Zealand Ambassador Designate to East Timor Tony Fautua (right) and his hosting officer Staff Sergeant Riha Ruha watch a Powhiri being performed by New Zealand troops for the incoming Ambassador.


Mid Caption: Ambassador Designate His Excellency Tony Fautua and his family have been welcomed to the New Zealand Embassy in East Timor with a Powhiri performed by New Zealand Defence Force personnel deployed with the International Stabilisation Force (ISF). The ISF troops performed the traditional ceremony as a mark of respect to the new senior national representative in East Timor. The ceremony was also attended by Embassy staff and New Zealand police officers serving with the United Nations mission in East Timor.




Photographer: CAPT Cameron Jamieson

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Taken on February 22, 2011