Cuba in New Zealand

Cuban diplomats attend lunch with the Governor General.

Russell, February 5. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés and Consul Dalila Vázquez attended a lunch hosted by the Governor General of New Zealand, H.E. The Right Honorable Dame Cindy Kiro, and her husband Dr. Richard Davies, as part of the Waitangi Day celebrations.

They exchanged their experiences during the activities carried out around the date and wished each other success in 2023.

The Cuban ambassador attended all the activities of the official program and collaterally held meetings with politicians and other personalities.


Cuban Ambassador meets new Prime Minister of New Zealand.

Waitangi, February 5. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés spoke briefly with the new Prime Minister, the Right Honorable Chris Hipkins, at the conclusion of the military ceremony for Waitangi Day.

Hipkins expressed satisfaction with the meeting and highlighted his desire to visit Cuba.

For his part, the Cuban diplomat congratulated the president, wished him success in his job, and expressed that he will be welcome on the island at any time.


Cuban diplomats meet defenders of the environment.

Waiheke Island, January 31. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés and Consul Dalila Vázquez met on this island with Ivan Kitson, Natasha Beletzky, and Colin Beardon, who from different positions carry out meritorious work to protect the environment and the flora and fauna of this region.

Both parties presented their experiences in terms of national parks and protected areas, international cooperation, and sustainability of the projects.

Cuban diplomats meet with the leader of the New Zealand/Cuba Friendship Society.

Hastings, January 28. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés and Consul Dalila Vázquez met in this city with Warren Brewer, who has dedicated many years to solidarity with Cuba.

Warren heads the New Zealand/Cuba Friendship Society, which coordinates the efforts of various solidarity groups with the island.

Cuban officials thanked him for his work in support of the Revolution and shared ideas to strengthen solidarity actions in the future.


Cuban Ambassador participates in events for International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Wellington, January 27. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés participated today in the events for the UN International Holocaust Remembrance Day, in this city.

In the Makara Cemetery, together with the Mayor, H.W Tory Whanau, and the Member of Parliament, the Honorable Grant Robertson, attendees listened to stories and testimonies and placed stones on the monument in honor of the victims of the Holocaust.

Later, in Parliament, Robertson stressed the importance of building hate-free societies and remembering the tragedy, so it doesn't happen again.