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Cuban Ambassador visits the cities of Dunedin and Queenstown.

Queenstown, June 11. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés visited the cities of Dunedin and Queenstown between June 8 and 11, where he met with the respective mayors, Aaron Hawkins and Jim Boult.

In an interesting program organized by the local Foreign Ministry, the Ambassador learned about New Zealand's positive experiences in sustainable agricultural production, nature tourism and support for innovative companies, among other topics.

 

Cuban Ambassador attends the commemoration of ANZAC Day.

Wellington, April 25. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés attended the ANZAC day commemoration ceremony on Sunday morning, in which New Zealanders pay tribute to those who, as the Governor-General, the Right Honorable Lady Patsy Reddy said, showed "courage in times of darkness and fear, and hope for a future of peace, opportunity and well-being for all".

On behalf of the Government and the people of Cuba, the Ambassador placed a wreath in honor of the fallen, among which the important contribution of the Maori and Pacific Island communities stands out.

Cuban Ambassador attends the State Memorial Service for HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Wellington, April 21. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés attended the ceremony honoring Prince Philip, which was attended by the Governor General, Her Excellency the Right Honorable Dame Patsy Reddy, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the Maori King, His Majesty Kiingi Tuheitia, among other authorities.

It was a solemn and emotional ceremony, in which the Diplomatic Corps, together with multiple representatives of New Zealand society, showed their solidarity with the royal family.

 

 

 

Meeting with friends of Cuba in Auckland.

Auckland, April 8. The Cuban Ambassador attended a meeting with 20 leaders of the First Union, other Unions, and members of the board of solidarity groups with Cuba.

At the meeting, a recorded message of thanks was transmitted from Leima Martínez, Director of Asia / Pacific of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), and the Ambassador made a presentation on the situation in Cuba, the perspectives of relations with the United States, the good state of ties with New Zealand and the upcoming debate on the blockade in the United Nations General Assembly.

Conference of the Cuban Ambassador at the University of Auckland.

Auckland, April 8. Cuban Ambassador Edgardo Valdés made a presentation at the University of Auckland, organized by the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA) and the NZ / Latin America Business Council (LANZBC).

It was attended by 45 academics, businessmen, students, and members of solidarity groups.

After a presentation on relations with the United States, our foreign policy, business opportunities, and recent economic changes in Cuba, the Ambassador answered numerous questions that showed interest in the island.

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.

 

 

Meeting with friends of Cuba in Auckland.

Auckland, January 30. The Cuban Ambassador and Consul Dalila Vazquez held a meeting with members of the solidarity movement with Cuba, including members of its national leadership.

It was an interesting exchange about the situation in Cuba, our help to other countries, and the solidarity we received in New Zealand and in the rest of the world.

An opportunity to thank those who for years have defended our cause.

 

Cuban dancer nominated for the New Zealand Latin Award 2020.

Wellington, November 3. Cuban dancer Greydis Montero, who for years has promoted Afro-Cuban dances in New Zealand, has been nominated for the New Zealand Latino Award 2020 .

Greydis is the artistic director of the successful Rotorua Cuban Festival, which annually attracts dancers, musicians and fans from all over New Zealand and Australia.

Like her, several resident Cuban musicians and dancers, proud of their roots, successfully promote our culture thousands of kilometers from the island.

 

 

Exchange about Cuban foreign policy at NZIIA event.

 

Wellington, October 27. The Cuban Ambassador, Edgardo Valdés López, made a presentation on Cuban foreign policy and its priorities in the world today, at an event sponsored by the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA), held at Victoria University.

Members of the Wellington chapter of the Institute, academics, university professors and officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade attended.

It was a wide and interesting exchange that contributed to the knowledge of the Cuban reality and our interaction with the world.

 

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