Cuba in New Zealand

Preparations begin for the Latin America and Spain Film Festival.

Wellington, May 23. The Ambassadors of Latin America and Spain met today with authorities from Wellington City Council to formally begin preparations for our Film Festival.

This year under the coordination of Argentina, the festival will be inaugurated in Wellington on September 2 and will extend to several cities in New Zealand.

Cuba will present the film "El Mayor" and will be in charge of the coordination of the festival in the city of Palmerston North.

The event is free and is well received by the local public and the communities of our countries here. 


Cuba reiterates complaint about its exclusion by the United States from the Summit of the Americas.

Havana, May 13. Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez reiterated Cuba's complaint about its exclusion, by the United States, from the Summit of the Americas to be held in Los Angeles from June 8 to 10.

The Cuban foreign minister thought that with such a decision the White House eliminates the possibility of discussing important issues in the bilateral and regional relationships, such as migration.

Several heads of government in the region have spoken out against such exclusion and have announced that they will not attend the event if it continues.


Cuban Ambassador participates in celebration of Europe Day.

Wellington, May 10. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés attended the Europe Day celebration, organized by H.E Nina Obermaier, EU Ambassador to New Zealand.

The event, held at the Parliament building, was attended by local personalities and members of the Diplomatic Corps, among others.

Cuba works for a good relationship with the European Union, based on the principles and objectives established in our Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement.


Cuban Ambassador meets with friends of Cuba in Dunedin.

Dunedin, May 3. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés met with a group of friends from Cuba, active members of the solidarity movement.

He exchanged with union leaders, representatives of the Maori community in the South Island and other activists, about the international situation, the Cuban reality, and ways to strengthen relations between Cuba and New Zealand.


Officials from our Embassy meet with Cubans residing in Christchurch.

Christchurch, May 1. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés and Consul Dalila Vázquez shared with Cubans residing in this city, which maintains an active link with our country.

They talked extensively about Cuba and the experiences of each one in their lives in New Zealand, in a friendly atmosphere.