Presentation on Cuba and the 2030 Agenda in Parliament.

Wellington, November 22. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés participated as a speaker in an event in Parliament, sponsored by the Member of Parliament for the Labour Party Vanushi Walters, and the United Nations Association of New Zealand.

The Cuban representative and a diplomat from Japan presented the experiences of their countries on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and exchanged with the attendees about the need to reduce inequalities and increase cooperation.

Cuba wins award for Best Film at the Havana Film New York

The film "Tales of a Day More" was recognized with the award for Best Film at the Havana Film Festival in New York.

The feature film, made under the coordination of director Fernando Pérez, presents six stories about Cuban society during the pandemic and competed with 24 films for the Havana Star Award.

The jury highlighted when announcing the award that it is a graphic record that poetically portrays the bloodiest chapter in contemporary health history and how humanity tried to adapt and move forward, referring to the COVID-19 pandemic.

6th International Cooperation Conference of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS).

Havana, November 11. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, at the closing of the VI International Conference of Cooperation of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) expressed: It has been a special meeting, which has had as a priority the resumption of collective actions of cooperation and the reaffirmation of solidarity as an indispensable element to face the obstacles and challenges that not only persist but also increase in the current international scenario, with a considerable impact in our region”.

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.

Meeting of the Ambassador with the new mayor of Wellington.

Wellington, October 25. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés attended the reception honoring outgoing Mayor Andy Foster, who served the city for 30 years and developed a close relationship with the diplomatic community and the Cuban Embassy.

On that occasion, he spoke with the new mayor, Tory Whanau, whom he wished success in her important mission.

Whanau expressed her interest in visiting Cuba, and in strengthening ties with the accredited Diplomatic Corps. 


Closing of the celebrations of Cuban Culture in New Zealand.

Wellington, October 20. With the participation of numerous members of the Young Professionals Network of the Latin America/New Zealand Business Council (LANZBC-YPN) and several Latin American Ambassadors, a Cuban movie night and party was held at the Embassy to commemorate Cuban Culture Day.

Ambassador Edgardo Valdés commented on the origin and meaning of the date.

In the film, the attendees learned about the origins and evolution of Cuban music, and then exchanged about it and danced to Cuban rhythms.

This organization plans a trip to Cuba next year.

Celebration of Cuban Culture Day in New Zealand.

Wellington, October 15. On October 20, Cuba celebrates its Culture Day, to commemorate the first time the National Anthem was sung, in 1868, at the beginning of our wars of independence.

The Embassy in New Zealand has been posting messages from filmmakers, poets, and dance teachers, among other admirers of our culture and friends of Cuba, on its social networks.

A special place occupies the interpretation of our National Anthem by the young student Larainah Tapelu, who learned it especially for this occasion.

Cuban ambassador visited Hastings.

Hastings, September 21. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés visited this city on September 20 and 21.

He had a productive meeting with Mayor H.W Sandra Hazlehurst, who informed him about cultural plans, environmental education, and housing construction, among other aspects. They discussed different ideas to develop the relationship.

Together with her, and other members of her team, he toured various places of interest in the city.


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