#Relaciones Bilaterales

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.


Cuban Ambassador exchanges with the Governor-General of New Zealand.

Wellington. September 23. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés participated in the farewell reception of the Governor-General of New Zealand, Her Excellency the Right Honorable Dame, Patsy Reddy, who ends her duties next October.

During the event, the Ambassador held a broad exchange with the Governor-General, who has visited Cuba and maintains a permanent interest in our reality.

She was interested in the march of Cuban vaccines against Covid 19 and expressed admiration for the progress made.

Cuban President talks with his counterparts from Viet Nam, Russia and China.

Havana, August 31. In recent days, the Cuban President, Miguel Díaz-Canel, spoke by telephone with the presidents of Viet Nam, Russia, and China, whom he thanked the recent demonstrations of solidarity and support towards our people and Government.

Important donations of medicines, equipment, and food have arrived in Cuba from these countries to help us face the Covid19 epidemic and its impact on our economy.

In the talks, the aforementioned leaders highlighted the traditional friendship between our countries and reaffirmed the will to strengthen them.


Cuban diplomats visit Palmerston North.

Palmerston North, August 13. The Cuban Ambassador fulfilled an extensive program during a brief visit to this city, in which Consul Dalila Vázquez carried out different coordination efforts for the next opening of the Latin American and Spanish Film Festival (LASFF) there.

The Ambassador was received by the rector of Massey University and met other officials, as well as professors of the Spanish language program.

He also toured various farms and agricultural research laboratories to learn of New Zealand's successful experiences.

Commemoration of Cuba´s National Rebellion Day.

Wellington, July 24. To commemorate our National Rebellion Day, we inaugurated a photo exhibition about Cuba at the Havana Bar and Restaurant in this city.

To enjoy the exhibition, which will be on display until the end of August, the Latin American Ambassadors, friends of Cuba, and the general public attended.

With Cuban music, a special menu resulting from the collaboration of Consul Dalila Vázquez with chef Hoon, and mojitos, it was a night to get closer to Cuba and remember that July 26 that led us to the victory on January 1.

Ambassador speaks on business opportunities in Cuba.

Wellington, July 19. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés gave a presentation on Business Opportunities and Investments in Cuba, at an event at the Business School of the University of Victoria.

Sponsored by the Latin American chapter of the Asia Pacific Center for Excellence (LatamCAPE), the meeting was attended by a large group of young people, members of the Young Enterprise Trust.

The Ambassador highlighted the limited knowledge about opportunities in Cuba and Latin America in general and detailed the many advantages that the island offers.

Designated New Zealand Ambassador to Cuba visits us.

Wellington, July 15. The designated Ambassador of New Zealand to Cuba, with residence in Mexico, Sara Meymand, visited our Embassy to exchange about our bilateral relationship and say goodbye to her Cuban counterpart, with whom she has had several meetings.

Meymand is a young diplomat with a successful career at the Foreign Ministry and experience in the economic-commercial area.

Ambassador Edgardo Valdés updated her on the situation in Cuba and they talked about those areas in which we can expand our bilateral relationship, for which he offered his support.


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