Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Tajikistan and New Zealand were established in August 1992. The New Zealand Embassy in Tajikistan has its residence in Moscow, Russia.
Cooperation between the two sides is based on a Joint statement in which the parties have identified ways and directions of further cooperation in all areas.
Trade turnover between the two countries in 2012 amounted to more than US 1 million dollars.
From 8 to 9 July of 2013 the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan Mr. Zarifi conducted an official visit to New Zealand. During the visit Minister held meetings with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of New Zealand Mr. Murray McCully, Special Envoy for the Prime Minister of New Zealand in Central Asian states, former Prime Minister Mr. James Bolger as well as the management of the New Zealand trade and enterprise organization for the development of trade relations (NZTE). The visit resulted in signing of the Joint Statement on intention to further develop bilateral and multilateral cooperation, as well as desire to support each other in the framework of international organizations.
Special Envoy for the Prime Minister of New Zealand in Central Asian states James Bolger visited Tajikistan on September 12-14 and held meetings with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Zohidov, Deputy Minister of Melioration and Water Resources Mr. Rahimov as well as other officials.