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.

UNESCO calls for the Carlos J. Finlay Prize for Microbiology 2023.

Havana, August 17. UNESCO, as part of its Awards system, has called for the Carlos J. Finlay Award for Microbiology 2023, sponsored by Cuba.

This is one of the longest-standing, among several aimed at recognizing the merits and work of scientists, teachers, journalists, artists, and relevant figures and institutions linked to their fields of competence.

The deadline for submitting proposals is in September.

In this system of Awards, Cuba also has the José Martí International UNESCO Award.

Visit of young Cuban professionals ends successfully.

Auckland, August 5. Young Cuban professionals Marianniz Díaz (immunologist) and Iván Barreto (ICAP official) successfully completed their visit to New Zealand.

On August 3, they visited the Waipareira Trust, the offices of the Foreign Ministry in Auckland, and the University of Auckland, where they spoke at the World Affairs Forum on Medical Research in Cuba and the US blockade.

Young Cubans visit New Zealand.

Auckland, August 1. At the invitation of Cuba solidarity groups in New Zealand, two young Cubans will visit Auckland from August 2-5.

Marianniz Díaz, a scientist at the Center for Molecular Immunology, and Ivan Barreto, an official at the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples will carry out an extensive program of meetings and public events that include contacts with unions, scientists, academics, solidarity groups and officials from the local Foreign Ministry.

Cuban Ambassador attends ceremony in Parliament.

Wellington, July 27. At dawn today, at the invitation of the Speaker of Parliament, the Right Honorable Adrian Rurawhe, Ambassador Edgardo Valdés attended the ceremony to unveil Te Kāhui Mōuri (the clan of vitality).

This work acknowledges Parliament's commitment to a genuine partnership between Maori and the Crown.

During the event, the ambassador exchanged with the speaker, Foreign Minister  Honorable Nanaia Mahuta and other authorities.

Celebration of National Rebellion Day at the Embassy.

Wellington, July 24. To celebrate National Rebellion Day, a night of Cuban cinema and a meeting with friends of Cuba took place at the Embassy, ​​with the participation of all Cuban personnel.

Ambassador Edgardo Valdés made a brief presentation on the history and importance of July 26 and the film "Ciudad en Rojo", about the insurrectionary struggle in Santiago de Cuba, was shown.

Later, union leaders, young people from the Communist Party, social workers, artists, and friends in general shared ideas about the film, the Cuban Revolution, and the international situation.


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