Conference on Cuban foreign policy at Victoria University.

Wellington, October 5. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés made a presentation on Cuba's foreign policy in the current international scenario, before a large group of students of various levels and profiles from Victoria University in this city.

Relations with the United States, the effects of the blockade, Cuba's international cooperation, our presidency of the G77+China, and ties with New Zealand were among the topics addressed.

Cuban ambassador participates in the event “Advancing the 2030 Agenda.”

Wellington, September 28. Invited by the United Nations Association of New Zealand, Ambassador Edgardo Valdés participated as a speaker at the academic event “Advancing the 2030 Agenda.”

It was a national event, with the participation of guests from other countries and the director general of the WHO.

In the panel on climate change, the ambassador presented the Cuban national plan Tarea Vida (Life Task) and our experience of cooperation with the Caribbean, in addition to mentioning elements of recent speeches on the subject by President Miguel Díaz-Canel.



Round table on Cuban foreign policy at the Center for Strategic Studies.

Wellington, August 24. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés presented today the topic "Cuba's Foreign Policy in a Challenging Global Environment" at a round table at the Center for Strategic Studies of the University of Victoria, one of New Zealand's leading foreign policy and security think tanks.

The director of the Center, David Capie, acted as moderator and the ambassador gave a presentation in which he addressed topics such as the Presidency of the

Photo exhibition and conference on Cuba in Wellington.

Wellington, August 22. More than 200 people attended the Embassy theater in this city, to watch 80 photos about Cuba presented on the screen, taken by New Zealanders who visited the island.

Next, Ambassador Edgardo Valdés spoke about the history of Cuba, the current situation, the blockade, relations with New Zealand, trade and investment opportunities, tourism, and medical cooperation, among other topics.

The exchange lasted for two hours, reflecting the interest of the attendees to learn more about Cuba.

The organization U3A was the coordinator of the event.

Event on Cuba at the Ministry of Primary Industries.

Wellington, June 22. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés inaugurated a photo exhibition on Cuba at the headquarters of the Ministry of Primary Industries.

It was a sample of 40 photographs taken by New Zealand residents who have visited us as tourists, reflecting various aspects of life in Cuba.

At the event, organized in coordination with the ministry's Latin American Network, the ambassador spoke about the origins of the exhibition, the primary sector in Cuba and business and investment opportunities on the island.

III Cuba/New Zealand Annual Dialogue.

Wellington, May 30. Sponsored by the Caribbean Council, the third edition of the Cuba/New Zealand Annual Dialogue took place at the Cuban Embassy.

Academics, businessmen, officials, and students participated in the event and exchanged with the Cuban Ambassador about Cuba, relations with New Zealand, and the effects of the United States blockade on the lives of Cubans and the island's foreign relations.

Business and investment opportunities in Cuba were also mentioned.

Presentation on Cuba at Rebus Club of Upper Hutt meeting.

Upper Hutt, May 17. Invited by the board of directors of the Rebus Club of this city, Ambassador Edgardo Valdés virtually presented an exhibition of 80 photos of Cuba before a large group of members of that institution.

In addition, he gave a lecture on various aspects of life in Cuba, foreign policy, and relations with New Zealand, among other aspects; after which he answered multiple questions on the most varied topics.

The attendees showed a genuine interest in learning about Cuba, and some shared their personal or family experiences during trips to the island.

Conference on the October Crisis.

Auckland, November 3. Organized by the Auckland/Cuba Friendship Society, a meeting of friends of Cuba was held at the headquarters of the Unite Union, on the eve of the UN vote on the resolution against the US blockade of the island.

Ambassador Edgardo Valdés offered a conference on the October Crisis and updated the attendees on the situation in Cuba, the changes in Latin America, and other current international issues.

Cuban Ambassador participates in May Day celebration.

Blackball, April 30. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés participated in the activities for International Labor Day held in this town on the South Island of New Zealand, which has a strong trade union tradition.

In the evening, the Ambassador made a presentation on the current international scenario and its implications for Latin America and Cuba in particular.

The participation of the Cuban Ambassadors in these celebrations is already a tradition.

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