Wellington, February 15, 2016. In a brief meeting with the Ambassador of Cuba, Mario Alzugaray, Kiribati President Anote Tong, praised the cooperation that Cuba develops with the Pacific Islands, in particular the scholarships for medical studies provided to young i-Kiribati in universities across the Caribbean island, as well as the work of Cuban doctors in this nation and its impact on the improvement of its health indicators.
Wellington, February 10, 2016. At his offices in Parliament House, the Right Honourable David Carter, Speaker of the House, received on a courtesy call the Ambassador of Cuba, H.E. Mr. Mario Alzugaray, occasion in which both exchanged cordially on various topics, highlighting the interest of each side in further promoting relations between the two countries.
The Governor General of New Zealand, The Right Hon. Sir Jerry Mateparae, expressed satisfaction with the good moment in relations with Cuba and confirmed the interest of his country in increasing bilateral ties. His remarks took place during a brief meeting with the Ambassador of Cuba, Mario Alzugaray, on the occasion of the commemoration of Waitangi Day.
Wellington, December 17th, 2017. - During a meeting held with the Ambassador of Cuba, Mario Alzugaray, Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown expressed interest in promoting greater exchanges with the Caribbean country, noting that despite geographical distance and cultural differences, Cuba and New Zealand share multiple resemblances.