Cuba in New Zealand

Diplomatic Corps soccer team triumphs for the second year in a row.

Wellington, November 14. Wellington's accredited Diplomatic Corps soccer team beat the Lower Hutt City Council team 5 goals to 4.

It is the second consecutive year that we have obtained the trophy.

The Cuban Ambassador, captain of the team, received the trophy from the mayor of the city, who leads the opposing team.

It was a good game, in a friendly atmosphere.

Cuban Ambassador exchanges with members of the NZIIA.

Wellington, November 2. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés received members of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA) to exchange about Cuba, its foreign policy, and business and investment opportunities on the island.

The President of NZIIA Wellington, Karim Dickie, gave the opening remarks, after which the Ambassador made a brief presentation and answered questions on the most diverse topics.

The exchange lasted more than 2 hours and contributed to a better understanding of cuban reality.


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).