Cuban Ambassador visits agricultural areas of New Zealand.

Greytown, April 16. During April 15 and 16, Ambassador Edgardo Valdés visited the agricultural region of Wairarapa, near the capital, as part of a program coordinated by the Foreign Ministry. Accompanied by officials from the Ministry of Primary Industries, Fonterra and by Mel Poulton, farmer and Special Envoy for Agricultural Trade, he was able to visit several farms and exchange with their owners, specialized in certified seed production, sheep and cow breeding, meat export, milk production, forestry and vineyards.

Cuban Ambassador talks with Prime Minister of the Cook Islands.

Wellington, March 30. On the occasion of the visit to New Zealand of the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, the Honorable Mark Brown, the Cuban Ambassador Edgardo Valdés had the opportunity to speak with him on two occasions.

Brown recognized Cuba's support in preparing doctors for his country, and the Ambassador confirmed our willingness to continue and expand our cooperation in areas such as health, civil defense, and environmental protection.

Secretary General of the regional organization “Mano River Union” meets with the Cuban Head of Mission in Liberia.

Monrovia, January 2, 2021.- The Head of Mission of the Cuban Embassy in Liberia, Mercedes L. Martínez Herrera, held a working meeting with Ambassador Medina A. Wesseh Esq, Secretary General of the regional organization Mano River Union, who visited the Cuban Embassy in Monrovia.

During the fruitful meeting, the Cuban diplomat related Cuba's experience in the development of collaboration with African countries in different areas, which has extended to almost all the countries of the continent.

Cuban Ambassador visits flora and fauna sanctuary in Wellington.

Wellington, December 12. At the invitation of the Mayor of Wellington, Andy Foster, the Cuban Ambassador Edgardo Valdés, participated in a tour of Zealandia, a beautiful sanctuary of flora and fauna in the middle of the city. Paul Atkins, CEO of the project, welcomed the members of the Diplomatic Corps and their families. We enjoyed lunch and a tour of the site in the company of members of the City Council. A very pleasant and enriching experience. Exchange possibilities are opened in this area.

Cuban Ambassador attends meeting with His Majesty the Maori King.

Hamilton, November 20. Cuban Ambassador Edgardo Valdés attended an official banquet offered by His Majesty Kiingi Tuheitia Pootatau Te Wherowhero VII to the Diplomatic Corps. On the occasion, His Majesty conveyed a message of friendship and his wish for good relations with all the countries represented there.

In addition to meeting His Majesty, the Ambassador had meetings with the King's eldest son, Ariki Tamaroa Whatumoana Teaa, Chief of Staff Ngira Simmonds, and other distinguished representatives of the Maori people.

Cuban Foreign Minister congratulates his New Zealand counterpart.

Wellington, November 5. Cuban FM Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla extended its cordial congratulations to the FM of New Zealand, H.E Nanaia Mahuta for her appointment, and expressed its willingness to "continue expanding the ties of friendship and cooperation between our countries."

Cuba and New Zealand share broad coincidences on many issues on the international agenda and the New Zealand government supports General Assembly resolution 74/7 against the blockade. 

Ambassador of Cuba visits Napier.


Napier, October 17. The Cuban Ambassador, Edgardo Valdés López, visited the city of Napier, where he met with the mayor, H.W Kristen Wise.

In a friendly conversation, they exchanged about Cuba and Napier and evaluated possible forms of cooperation, particularly in the cultural sphere and the promotion of tourism.


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