Cuba in New Zealand

Cuban Ambassador attends meeting with the Foreign Minister, H.E. Nanaia Mahuta.

Wellington, December 1. Cuban Ambassador Edgardo Valdés attended a reception in Parliament, offered by the Foreign Minister, H.E. Nanaia Mahuta, to the diplomatic corps, in which they said goodbye to the previous Minister, the Right Honorable Winston Peters.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was present, along with other members of the Government and Parliament.

The Cuban Ambassador greeted the new Foreign Minister and thanked Peters for the good communication he maintained with our Embassy.


The 2021 Rotorua Cuban Festival is already on.

Wellington, November 30. The "Aotearoa Cuban Festival" or Rotorua Cuban Festival has already been called.

This time it will be only for one day and the usual participants from Australia will not be there, but professionals and fans of Cuban music and dance will travel to the tourist city of Rotorua from all over New Zealand.

March 6, 2021 is the appointment with Cuban culture.

Cuban Ambassador attends the Opening of Parliament.

Wellington, November 26. Cuban Ambassador Edgardo Valdés attended the official opening ceremony of the 53rd Parliament.

On that occasion, he exchanged with the Governor-General, Her Excellency the Right Honorable Dame Patsy Reddy, and with the Prime Minister, the Right Honorable Jacinda Ardern, whom he congratulated on her victory in the elections and wished her success in her tenure.

Cuba and New Zealand share important coincidences on many issues on the international agenda.


Young New Zealanders remember Commander in Chief Fidel Castro.

Wellington, November 23. Young New Zealanders, including the Chairman of the Communist Party, Katjoesja Buissink, attended the Cuban Embassy to pay tribute to Cuban leader Fidel Castro on the fourth anniversary of his death.

The attendees watched a Cuban movie, talked about Fidel's work, and recorded messages about it.

It was a sign of the presence of the Commander in Chief of the Revolution among the new generations.

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.