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Cuban diplomats visit Rotorua.

Rotorua, July 7. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés and Consul Dalila Vázquez visited the city of Rotorua for several days, where the "Aotearoa Cuban Festival" is held every year.

The ambassador met with H.W Mayor Tania Tapsell, with whom he discussed the Festival, Cuban medical cooperation, and other topics of interest.

He also had meetings with other members of the City Council and local businessmen.

The Consul met with Cuban Greydis Montero, the artistic director of the festival, which promotes Cuban and Afro-Cuban music and dance.

Temporary closure of the Cuban Embassy.

Wellington, October 20. The Cuban Embassy will remain closed from December 15, 2021, until March 2022. Those interested in consular services should start their procedures as soon as possible.

Citizens who wish to travel to Cuba as tourists during the closure of the Embassy can purchase tourist cards at Viva Expeditions travel agency.

For questions write to secretaria@xtra.co.nz or call +64 (4) 479 5294.

We regret the inconvenience that the temporary closure of the Embassy may cause you.

Facilities for Cubans living abroad are extended.

Havana, September 6. The Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterated that it will continue to facilitate procedures for citizens residing abroad in the face of the persistence of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The director of Consular Affairs and Cuban Residents Abroad of the Foreign Ministry, Ernesto Soberón, said that the extension, automatic and free, of an uninterrupted stay outside the country, beyond 24 months, as well as the condition of residents in the country. territory, will remain in effect until further notice.

Donations to Cuba.

Wellington, July 10. Numerous organizations and friends of Cuba around the world have been interested in making donations to support our fight against COVID19 and, in particular, the vaccination campaign. For this purpose, an account was set up at the International Financial Bank (BFI) with the number: 0300000005336242. Title: EMERGENCY DONATIONS. SWIFT code: BFICCUHHXXX

“Bridges of Love” in New Zealand.

Wellington, May 30. Members of the solidarity groups with Cuba joined this Saturday and Sunday to the world day against the blockade in the cities of Auckland and Wellington, with a caravan of cars and other protest actions against the hostile policy of the United States against the Cuban people.

Thousands of kilometers from the island, the “Bridges of Love” are strengthened. Thanks to everyone who supports our cause.

Promoting Cuban culture.

Wellington, February 20. Personnel from the Cuban Embassy participated in the annual picnic in Island Bay, organized by the cultural project "CubanFusion" directed by Cuban Rafael Ferrer and his wife Rosina.

On this occasion, the young Cuban dancer Ana Gallardo, soloist dancer of the Royal Ballet of New Zealand, joined.

Many attendees from the most diverse parts of the world shared a summer day and enjoyed Cuban music and dances.



Cuban Ambassador meets with Mayor of Rotorua.

Rotorua, January 29. Cuban Ambassador Edgardo Valdés met with H.W Steve Chadwick, Mayor of the tourist city Rotorua, to coordinate the celebration of the "Rotorua Cuban Festival" on March 6.

The festival's artistic director, the Cuban dancer Greydis Montero, also participated.

Although this year teachers and dancers from Australia will not be able to attend, everything is ready for a reduced, but equally successful edition of this festival of Afro-Cuban music and dance.


Cuban residents commemorate the birth of José Martí at the Cuban Embassy.

Wellington, January 24. As is now a tradition, the Cubans residing in Wellington gathered at the Cuban Embassy to commemorate the birth of José Martí.

The Consul, Dalila Vazquez, remembered Martí as a figure that unites Cubans.

Throughout Sunday afternoon, the small Cuban community in the city, their families, and the Embassy staff shared a traditional Cuban meal and music, in an atmosphere of friendship and also longing for our homeland.



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