Cuba in New Zealand

Diplomatic Crops bids farewell to the Cuban Ambassador.

Wellington, November 23rd. With a reception at the Wellington Club organized by the Dean, the Diplomatic Corps accredited in New Zealand said goodbye to the Ambassador of Cuba, Edgardo Valdés, and his wife, First Secretary Dalila Vázquez, who will finish their mission soon.

The Dean briefly recounted the Ambassador's career and highlighted the way in which both Cuban officials integrated into the diplomatic community.

The Ambassador thanked his colleagues for their support and friendship and praised the beauties of New Zealand and the kindness of its inhabitants.

Cuba at the Pacific Islands Forum Summit.

Rarotonga, November 6-10.  A delegation from Cuba, chaired by the Vice Minister of Science, Technology, and Environment, Adianez Taboada, attended the 52nd Leaders' Meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum that took place in the Cook Islands.

The Cuban delegation also made up of the director of Asia and Oceania of the Foreign Ministry, Ariel Lorenzo, and the Cuban ambassador to the Cook Islands, Edgardo Valdés, held numerous meetings with Prime Ministers, foreign ministers, and other high-ranking personalities in attendance.

Maori king receives the Cuban ambassador.

Hamilton, October 24. His Majesty Kiingi Tuheitia received Ambassador Edgardo Valdés and his family in a private farewell audience in his offices.

Accompanied by his wife, Makau Ariki, and his chief of staff, Archdeacon Ngira Simmonds, Kiingi Tuhetia exchanged with the ambassador and recalled Cuba's support for literacy programs for Maori years ago.

Celebration of Cuban Culture Day.

Wellington, October 20. Gathered in our Embassy, ​​members of the Latin Club of Wellington, celebrated with our diplomats the Day of Cuban Culture and the 60 years of the Club.

Ambassador Edgardo Valdés and the Club's president, Fiona McKensey, spoke briefly about the date and the importance of preserving and disseminating our cultures.

Friends of various nationalities shared a night at the movies and talked about diversity, tolerance, and Cuban culture, after enjoying the movie Strawberry and Chocolate.