Cuba in New Zealand

Latin America and Spain Film Festival opens in New Zealand.

Wellington, September 2. The ambassadors of Latin America and Spain inaugurated the 20th edition of their Film Festival (LASFF), which they organize every year with the support of local sponsors.

At the opening, the Mayor of Wellington, Andy Foster, highlighted the interest generated by the festival in the city.

From September to December, 9 films will be shown in 11 New Zealand cities, this year under the coordination of the Argentine Embassy.

Cuba is in charge of the festival in the city of Palmerston North, and is represented by the film El Mayor.

Cuba and Cook Islands celebrate 20 years of diplomatic relations.

Wellington, August 31. A reception was held at the Cuban embassy to celebrate 20 years of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the Cook Islands.

Members of Parliament and the Diplomatic Corps attended and enjoyed the performance of the well-known singer Caii-Michele.

The High Commissioner for the Cook Islands, H.E. Elizabeth Wright-Koteka, and Ambassador Edgardo Valdés highlighted the cooperation between the two countries as an example of what two small islands can achieve by working together. 


Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta met with Latin American ambassadors.

Wellington, August 31. New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honorable Nanaia Mahuta, participated in a working lunch with the Latin American Ambassadors, accompanied by Minister Honorable Meka Whaitiri, and senior officials from the local Foreign Ministry.

On behalf of the GRULAC ambassadors, the Cuban ambassador Edgardo Valdés thanked her for the opportunity to exchange on ways to strengthen and diversify relations between New Zealand and the countries of our region.

Tourist operators visit the Embassy of Cuba.

Wellington, August 25. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés received at the Embassy Rachel Williams, managing director of the "Viva Expeditions" agency, based in Auckland, and Victoria Keating of X Travel in Queenstown.

Both have years of experience in promoting Cuba as a tourist destination and are making plans after the total opening of the New Zealand borders.

We will work together in that direction.


Commemoration of the 96th anniversary of Fidel.

Wellington, August 13. On the occasion of the 96th anniversary of the birth of the leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro, friends of Cuba gathered at the Pukerua Bay Tennis Club to pay tribute to him.

Almost 13 thousand km away from Cuba, more than 50 people shared the performance of the Mokomoko band, the verses of the renowned poet Apirana Taylor, and the words of tribute by Pat Hanley and the Cuban Ambassador remembering Fidel.

In an atmosphere of solidarity, we shared anecdotes and ideas of future actions for a better world.