Cuba in New Zealand

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.

Cuban officials vote in a referendum on the Family Code.

Wellington September 18. At the headquarters of the Cuban Embassy in New Zealand, Cuban officials voted for the new Family Code, which in Cuba will be submitted to a referendum on September 25.

After participating in the previous debates and preparatory meetings, all the possible voters cast their votes.

As is tradition, the urn was guarded by a child.


Cuban ambassador participates in accession ceremony in New Zealand.

Wellington September 11. At the invitation of the Prime Minister, The Right Honorable Jacinda Ardern, Ambassador Edgardo Valdés attended the Accession Ceremony in Parliament, in which New Zealand officially recognized H.M. King Charles III as it's Sovereign and Head of State.

Members of the Government, Parliament, the Diplomatic Corps, and the general public accompanied the Governor General and the Prime Minister at this historic moment.


Movie "El Mayor" represents Cuba in LASFF.

Wellington, September 8. The Cuban film "El Mayor", about the life of the patriot Ignacio Agramonte, represents Cuba in the 20th edition of the Latin America and Spain Film Festival (LASFF) that takes place from September 2 in 11 cities of New Zealand.

After its presentation by Ambassador Edgardo Valdés at the opening of the event in Palmerston North on September 3, it was screened with a good turnout in Wellington on September 8 and will continue to be shown in different cities until December.