Cuba in New Zealand

Commemoration of Cuba´s National Rebellion Day.

Wellington, July 24. To commemorate our National Rebellion Day, we inaugurated a photo exhibition about Cuba at the Havana Bar and Restaurant in this city.

To enjoy the exhibition, which will be on display until the end of August, the Latin American Ambassadors, friends of Cuba, and the general public attended.

With Cuban music, a special menu resulting from the collaboration of Consul Dalila Vázquez with chef Hoon, and mojitos, it was a night to get closer to Cuba and remember that July 26 that led us to the victory on January 1.

Solidarity with Cuba grows despite disinformation campaigns.

Havana, July 22. "Dear President Joe Biden: It is time to take a new path in relations between the United States and Cuba. We, the undersigned, make this urgent public appeal to you to reject the cruel policies implemented by the Trump White House that have created so much suffering among the Cuban people ". Thus begins a letter signed by more than 400 personalities who advocate a civilized relationship and respect between the two countries. Under the title "Let Cuba Live", the appeal was published in a full page of The New York Times newspaper.

Ambassador speaks on business opportunities in Cuba.

Wellington, July 19. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés gave a presentation on Business Opportunities and Investments in Cuba, at an event at the Business School of the University of Victoria.

Sponsored by the Latin American chapter of the Asia Pacific Center for Excellence (LatamCAPE), the meeting was attended by a large group of young people, members of the Young Enterprise Trust.

The Ambassador highlighted the limited knowledge about opportunities in Cuba and Latin America in general and detailed the many advantages that the island offers.

Designated New Zealand Ambassador to Cuba visits us.

Wellington, July 15. The designated Ambassador of New Zealand to Cuba, with residence in Mexico, Sara Meymand, visited our Embassy to exchange about our bilateral relationship and say goodbye to her Cuban counterpart, with whom she has had several meetings.

Meymand is a young diplomat with a successful career at the Foreign Ministry and experience in the economic-commercial area.

Ambassador Edgardo Valdés updated her on the situation in Cuba and they talked about those areas in which we can expand our bilateral relationship, for which he offered his support.

Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez holds the United States responsible for the incidents in Cuba.

Havana, July 13. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodríguez, said at a press conference that the US government identified # COVID19 as an opportunity to reinforce the blockade and its aggression against our country.

Referring to the riots that occurred last Sunday, he affirmed that it has been a deliberate, cruel, and opportunistic attempt to take advantage of the conditions of a pandemic to try to strangle our economy.