Cuba in New Zealand

Cuban Ambassador meets with Co-President of the Parliamentary Friendship Group.

New Plymouth. November 22. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés met with Angela Roberts, Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Group of Friendship with Latin America and the Caribbean of New Zealand, with whom he spoke extensively about Cuba, its foreign policy and the prospects for exchange between both Parliaments.

Roberts expressed interest in visiting Cuba in the future.

Cuban Ambassador meets Mayor of New Plymouth.

New Plymouth, November 22. During a visit to the city, the Cuban Ambassador met with Neil Holdon, Mayor of New Plymouth, whom he updated on the situation in Cuba and other topics of interest.

The two exchanged ideas to promote cultural exchange, and the Ambassador was invited to the next Womad festival, one of the main cultural events in the country.

Cuban diplomats visit the city of Whanganui.

Whanganui, November 19. During a visit to this city, Ambassador Edgardo Valdés had a friendly meeting with Mayor H.W Hamish Mc Douall, with whom he exchanged on the situation in Cuba, the relationship with New Zealand and other topics of interest.

McDouall praised the Cuban film "Inocencia", shown here recently in the framework of the Latin America and Spain Film Festival.

Several ideas for cultural cooperation and the promotion of tourism to Cuba emerged from the meeting.

The Mayor of Wellington visits the Cuban Residence.

Wellington November 17. The Mayor of Wellington, H.W Andy Foster, and his wife Ann were received by the Cuban Ambassador and his wife at the Cuban Residence.

In addition to enjoying a typical Cuban dinner, they exchanged extensively about the situation in Cuba and the relationship between the City Council and the Diplomatic Corps.

The meeting was also attended by Nina Obermaier, Ambassador of the European Union, and her husband Stephan. 


Communist Party issues declaration of support for Cuba.

Wellington, November 16. The Communist Party of Aotearoa (Te Nuku Mauī CPA) issued a declaration of support for Cuba, the text of which reads: “Te Nuku Mauī CPA congratulates Cuba as it opens up after a successful campaign against the coronavirus that has seen it become the only country to vaccinate all its citizens using domestically developed COVID-19 vaccines.