Blackball, April 30. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés participated in the activities for International Labor Day held in this town on the South Island of New Zealand, which has a strong trade union tradition.
In the evening, the Ambassador made a presentation on the current international scenario and its implications for Latin America and Cuba in particular.
The participation of the Cuban Ambassadors in these celebrations is already a tradition.
Wellington, April 25. In the company of other members of the Diplomatic Corps and local authorities, among other attendees, Ambassador Edgardo Valdés attended the official ceremony for ANZAC Day, a New Zealand national date that pays tribute to "the contribution and suffering of those who have served".
At the ceremony, attended by the Governor General, Her Excellency the Rt Hon Dame Cindy Kiro, the Ambassador laid a wreath on behalf of the Government and people of Cuba.
Wellington, April 22. Sponsored by the Caribbean Council, the "Second Annual Cuba/New Zealand Dialogue" was held at the Cuban Embassy.
The President of the Council, Karim Dickie, gave the opening remarks, after which Ambassador Edgardo Valdés recalled the importance of the Victory of Girón (Bay of Pigs) in the history of Cuba and addressed the internal situation of the island, relations with the United States, links with New Zealand and business and investment opportunities in Cuba, in addition to other aspects of the international scene.
Wellington, April 19. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés and First Secretary Dalila Vázquez met at the Embassy with Liz Remmerswaal, Vice President of "World Beyond War", who visited us with her husband.
We had an interesting exchange on the international situation and cooperation in defense of peace between Cuban and New Zealand organizations.
We established avenues for cooperation between ICAP and "World Beyond War", an organization dedicated to the search for peace.
Wellington, April 12. Ambassador Edgardo Valdes received at the Cuban residence the former Minister of Disarmament, Matt Robson, a good friend of Cuba and an active member of the solidarity movement.
They exchanged on the international situation and possible ways to strengthen the relationship between New Zealand and Cuba.