Commemoration of the 96th anniversary of Fidel.

Wellington, August 13. On the occasion of the 96th anniversary of the birth of the leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro, friends of Cuba gathered at the Pukerua Bay Tennis Club to pay tribute to him.

Almost 13 thousand km away from Cuba, more than 50 people shared the performance of the Mokomoko band, the verses of the renowned poet Apirana Taylor, and the words of tribute by Pat Hanley and the Cuban Ambassador remembering Fidel.

In an atmosphere of solidarity, we shared anecdotes and ideas of future actions for a better world.



Ambassadors of GRULAC meet at the Embassy of Cuba.

Wellington, August 11. The Ambassadors of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, and Peru, together with the second of the representation of Mexico, met at the Embassy of Cuba to exchange ideas on joint actions in favor of our relations with New Zealand.

They also coordinated an upcoming meeting with the New Zealand Foreign Minister, the Honorable Nanaia Mahuta, as part of the steps to strengthen ties between our region and the host country.

GRULAC members maintain an excellent relationship to promote the common interests of our countries.


Cuban ambassador attends Cook Islands celebration.

Wellington, August 3. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés attended the Cook Islands Constitution Day celebration, invited by the High Commissioner of that nation, H.E. Elizabeth Right-Koteka.

On the occasion of said commemoration, the ambassador transmitted a message from Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero to his counterpart from the Cook Islands, reiterating our willingness to strengthen bilateral relations.

On September 2, Cuba and the Cook Islands will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their diplomatic ties.

Cuban ambassador presents business and investment opportunities.

Auckland, July 26. At the "Lunch with Ambassadors" organized by the Latin America-New Zealand Business Council (LANZBC) at the exclusive Northern Club in Auckland, Ambassador Edgardo Valdés made a presentation on business and investment opportunities in Cuba.

He spoke about the control of the epidemic, the vaccines, the reactivation of tourism, the facilities for trade and investment, the ZEDM, the Portfolio of Opportunities, the Havana Fair, the blockade, and its consequences.

Act for July 26 with friends of Cuba.

Auckland July 22. With the assistance of friends of Cuba from several generations, a public act was held in Auckland to commemorate National Rebellion Day.

The Cuban Ambassador updated those present on the situation in the country and presented the ICAP 60th Anniversary medal to the New Zealand/Cuba Friendship Society, in recognition of many years of support for the Revolution.


New Ambassador of New Zealand in Cuba presented credentials.

Havana, July 6. Her Excellency Sara Meymand presented to President Miguel Díaz-Canel the Letters of Credence that accredit her as the new ambassador of New Zealand to Cuba.

Meymand, who is based in Mexico, held important meetings during her visit to the island.

Undoubtedly, her preparation and energy will contribute to the strengthening of our relations.


Cuban Ambassador participates in Celebrations for the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen.

Wellington, June 3. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés attended the celebrations for the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of New Zealand.

Following a service at St Paul's Cathedral, he attended a reception at Parliament, where he had the opportunity to speak with the Prime Minister, the Right Honorable Jacinda Ardern.


New plans with the Young Professionals Network.

Wellington, June 2. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés met with Katie Andrews, head of promotion and marketing of the Young Professionals Network of the Latin America/New Zealand Business Council (LANZBC/YPN), with whom we have already organized a photo contest on Cuba and the resulting exhibition, which we recently opened.

We agree to systematically exchange information to promote a better understanding of Cuba and YPN activities, and to begin preparations for a trip to Cuba with a tentative date of May 2023.

Cuban Ambassador meets with Mayor of Palmerston North.

Palmerston North, May 26. During his visit to this city, Ambassador Edgardo Valdés met with H.W Grant Smith, Mayor of Palmerston North, with whom he maintains a fluid working relationship.

Both talked about the next Latin American and Spanish Film Festival (LASFF) and the mayor offered his full support for the event, which in this city will be coordinated by the Cuban Embassy.

The Ambassador received honey and other local products as a gift.

Palmerston North is characterized by its cultural diversity and a large presence of Latin American communities.


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