Cuba in New Zealand

Cuban Ambassador talks with new Governor-General.

Wellington, October 29. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés attended the reception offered to the Diplomatic Corps by the new Governor-General, H.E Dame Cindy Kiro, at the Government House.

On the occasion, he held exchanges with the Governor-General and her husband, Dr. Richard Davies, who are aware of the progress of the Cuban health system and expressed interest in getting to know our country.

In her opening speech, H.E. Dame Cindy Kiro recognized the work of diplomats in these complex times and highlighted the need for greater cooperation in the face of difficulties.

Celebration of the Day of Cuban Culture.

Wellington, October 19. To celebrate the Day of Cuban Culture, a group of Ambassadors, and prominent academics linked to foreign policy and in particular to Latin America and the Caribbean attended the Embassy.

Among them, Mathew O´Meagher, Director of the Latin American chapter of the Asia-Pacific Center for Excellence (Latam-CAPE), Karim Dickie, Executive Director of the Caribbean Council, and Professor Roberto Rabel, national vice president of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA).

Temporary closure of the Cuban Embassy.

Wellington, October 20. The Cuban Embassy will remain closed from December 15, 2021, until March 2022. Those interested in consular services should start their procedures as soon as possible.

Citizens who wish to travel to Cuba as tourists during the closure of the Embassy can purchase tourist cards at Viva Expeditions travel agency.

For questions write to secretaria@xtra.co.nz or call +64 (4) 479 5294.

We regret the inconvenience that the temporary closure of the Embassy may cause you.

Members of the Diplomatic Corps support the vaccination campaign.

Wellington, October 16. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés joined other members of the Diplomatic Corps, in the company of H.W Andy Foster, Mayor of Wellington, and New Zealand Health Director Dr. Ashley Bloomfield support the # Covid19 vaccination campaign.

This Saturday more than 120 thousand people were vaccinated, as part of an effort to boost immunization.

 

The Latin America and Spain Film Festival closes in Wellington.

Wellington, October 8. With the presence of the mayor of the city H.W Andy Foster, the Ambassadors of the participating countries, and other guests, the Latin America and Spain Film Festival (LASFF) was closed in the city of Wellington.

Despite the limitations imposed by the Covid 19 epidemic, all the films had a wide audience. Cuba is represented by the film Innocence.

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