Cuba in New Zealand

Visit with Nelson Mayor H.W Nick Smith.

Nelson, April 28. During a visit to this city, Ambassador Edgardo Valdés met with the mayor, H.W Nick Smith, whom he updated on the situation in Cuba and relations with New Zealand.

Both exchanged about the international situation and evaluated ways to promote cultural exchange.

Cuban night in Christchurch.

Christchurch, April 25. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés and Consul Dalila Vázquez met with Cuban residents in this city, in a Cuban family night.

In addition to exchanging about Cuba, those present enjoyed traditional Cuban food and good music from our country.

We appreciate the hospitality of our compatriots.


The soccer team of the Diplomatic Corps continues undefeated.

Wellington, April 23. The soccer team of the Diplomatic Corps, made up of diplomats and family members, under the direction of the Cuban ambassador, defeated the Hutt City Council team.

With this victory, they managed to keep the trophy obtained last year.

The friendly match was an excellent opportunity to share and promote the practice of sports among diplomats and local officials.


Reelected Díaz-Canel President of the Republic of Cuba.

Havana, April 19. The new Cuban Parliament met today to elect its leadership, in addition to electing the Council of State and the President and Vice President of the Republic, among other important positions.

Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez was re-elected as President, to guide the Cuban people for the next five years.

Addressing those present, he said: "The 470 people who make up this Assembly did not win by having more money or by representing a certain political party, each one of us is here to defend the interests of the majority."


Cuban diplomats attend Iftar dinner.

Wellington, April 3. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés and Consul Dalila Vázquez attended the Iftar dinner organized by the Heads of Mission of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation accredited in this city.

Both shared the table with the guest of honor and speaker on behalf of the New Zealand Government, Hon. Priyanca Radhakrishnan, Minister of Diversity Inclusion and Ethnic Communities, and with the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, H.E Ahmad Alwehaib, Ambassador of Kuwait.

It was an honor to accompany our colleagues in this important event in the month of Ramadan.