Cuba in New Zealand

Cuban Ambassador meets new Prime Minister of New Zealand.

Waitangi, February 5. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés spoke briefly with the new Prime Minister, the Right Honorable Chris Hipkins, at the conclusion of the military ceremony for Waitangi Day.

Hipkins expressed satisfaction with the meeting and highlighted his desire to visit Cuba.

For his part, the Cuban diplomat congratulated the president, wished him success in his job, and expressed that he will be welcome on the island at any time.


Cuban diplomats meet defenders of the environment.

Waiheke Island, January 31. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés and Consul Dalila Vázquez met on this island with Ivan Kitson, Natasha Beletzky, and Colin Beardon, who from different positions carry out meritorious work to protect the environment and the flora and fauna of this region.

Both parties presented their experiences in terms of national parks and protected areas, international cooperation, and sustainability of the projects.

Cuban diplomats meet with the leader of the New Zealand/Cuba Friendship Society.

Hastings, January 28. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés and Consul Dalila Vázquez met in this city with Warren Brewer, who has dedicated many years to solidarity with Cuba.

Warren heads the New Zealand/Cuba Friendship Society, which coordinates the efforts of various solidarity groups with the island.

Cuban officials thanked him for his work in support of the Revolution and shared ideas to strengthen solidarity actions in the future.


Cuban Ambassador participates in events for International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Wellington, January 27. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés participated today in the events for the UN International Holocaust Remembrance Day, in this city.

In the Makara Cemetery, together with the Mayor, H.W Tory Whanau, and the Member of Parliament, the Honorable Grant Robertson, attendees listened to stories and testimonies and placed stones on the monument in honor of the victims of the Holocaust.

Later, in Parliament, Robertson stressed the importance of building hate-free societies and remembering the tragedy, so it doesn't happen again.


Personalities from New Zealand attend the V International Conference For World Balance.

Wellington, January 20. Personalities from various areas of activity, but all committed to working for a better world, travel to Cuba to participate in the V International Conference For World Balance, which begins on January 24 in Havana.

The participation of a former Minister of Disarmament and various members of the "World Beyond War" peace movement stands out. They will present their experiences and establish contact with intellectuals, academics, and activists from all over the world attending the event.