Cuban officials attend a reception offered by the Foreign Minister.

Wellington, May 3. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés and his wife, Consul Dalila Vázquez, attended the reception offered to the Diplomatic Corps by the Foreign Minister, Honorable Nanaia Mahuta.

At the event, held at Parliament House, Mahuta gave a useful update on New Zealand's foreign policy to those present.

On behalf of the diplomats, the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, H.E Ahmad Alwehaib, Ambassador of Kuwait, thanked her for the opportunity.

After the speeches, the head of New Zealand diplomacy exchanged informally with the attendees.


The Embassy of Cuba and the Caribbean Council hold the "Second Annual Cuba/New Zealand Dialogue".

Wellington, April 22. Sponsored by the Caribbean Council, the "Second Annual Cuba/New Zealand Dialogue" was held at the Cuban Embassy.

The President of the Council, Karim Dickie, gave the opening remarks, after which Ambassador Edgardo Valdés recalled the importance of the Victory of Girón (Bay of Pigs) in the history of Cuba and addressed the internal situation of the island, relations with the United States, links with New Zealand and business and investment opportunities in Cuba, in addition to other aspects of the international scene.

Cuban Ambassador participates in academic event on foreign policy.

Dunedin, July 3. On July 2 and 3, Ambassador Edgardo Valdés attended the 55th edition of the School of Foreign Policy of the University of Otago.

With a long tradition, this is one of the most prestigious academic events in the country.

Under the theme "New Zealand's foreign policy in a post-COVID era," interesting discussions were held with the participation of the Foreign Minister, Hon. Nanaia Mahuta, academics, and diplomats from various countries.

Conference of the Cuban Ambassador at the University of Auckland.

Auckland, April 8. Cuban Ambassador Edgardo Valdés made a presentation at the University of Auckland, organized by the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA) and the NZ / Latin America Business Council (LANZBC).

It was attended by 45 academics, businessmen, students, and members of solidarity groups.

After a presentation on relations with the United States, our foreign policy, business opportunities, and recent economic changes in Cuba, the Ambassador answered numerous questions that showed interest in the island.

Promoting academic exchange between Cuba and New Zealand.

Wellington, March 11. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés received Karim Dickie, Executive Director of the Caribbean Council and President of the Wellington chapter of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA).

Both exchanged on the international situation and Cuban foreign policy and agreed to hold a joint event on these issues soon.

Contacts were also established to promote academic exchange between these institutions and the Cuban Center for International Policy Research.

Exchange about Cuban foreign policy at NZIIA event.


Wellington, October 27. The Cuban Ambassador, Edgardo Valdés López, made a presentation on Cuban foreign policy and its priorities in the world today, at an event sponsored by the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA), held at Victoria University.

Members of the Wellington chapter of the Institute, academics, university professors and officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade attended.

It was a wide and interesting exchange that contributed to the knowledge of the Cuban reality and our interaction with the world.