Cuba in New Zealand

Cuban diplomats exchange with the new Mayor of Wellington.

Wellington, December 3. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés and Consul Dalila Vázquez attended the New Year's Eve party organized by the city's new mayor, Tory Whanau, for the Diplomatic Corps.

The event included lunch, a tour of the local Zoo, and the opportunity to share with the Mayor and other members of the City Council, to strengthen ties for joint work next year.

It was a pleasant experience for all participants.


Our diplomats support the Cuban softball team.

Auckland, November 26. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés and Consul Dalila Vázquez traveled to the city of Auckland to support the Cuban softball team that is participating in the World Cup of that sport.

Overcoming the difficulties for the trip, the Cuban players are having a very good performance in the tournament, where some arrived directly from the airport to the field.

It was a very pleasant experience to meet our compatriots, support the team, and enjoy the great sporting spectacle that is the championship.


Presentation on Cuba and the 2030 Agenda in Parliament.

Wellington, November 22. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés participated as a speaker in an event in Parliament, sponsored by the Member of Parliament for the Labour Party Vanushi Walters, and the United Nations Association of New Zealand.

The Cuban representative and a diplomat from Japan presented the experiences of their countries on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and exchanged with the attendees about the need to reduce inequalities and increase cooperation.

6th International Cooperation Conference of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS).

Havana, November 11. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, at the closing of the VI International Conference of Cooperation of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) expressed: It has been a special meeting, which has had as a priority the resumption of collective actions of cooperation and the reaffirmation of solidarity as an indispensable element to face the obstacles and challenges that not only persist but also increase in the current international scenario, with a considerable impact in our region”.

Cuban Ambassador attends the Labor Party Annual Conference.

Auckland, November 4. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés attended the Labor Party Annual Conference as a guest, where he spoke with party leaders and government ministers on issues of mutual interest.

The event, held at the Due Drop Events Centre, was opened by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.