The Auckland Cuba Friendship Society and the Embassy of Cuba in New Zealand are pleased to host Saimin Fis Abad, Third Secretary of the Cuban Embassy at a public meeting on Sunday, September 16. Saimin will introduce an exchange on Cuba's revolutionary history and Cuba in the world today. She will refer also to the role of Cuban women in society.
Cuban Ambassador to New Zealand, Mario Alzugaray, hosted a lunch with Foreign Trade and Export Growth minister, David Parker, together with his Latinamerican collegues. Minister David briefed the diplomats on New Zealand trade policies and his more recent exchanges with the region.
Both sides expressed their interest in closer links, based on the huge potential that Latin American has for expanding trade and economic exchanges with kiwi companies.
Also present in the event was Division Manager for the Americas at MFAT, Richard Kay.
On August 16th Minister for Finance Grant Robertson hosted Latin American Ambassadors at his office in the Beehive. During the meeting the diplomats had the chance to be briefed on diverse policies from the Labour led government, being an important opportunity to gather information on issues of interest for their respective nations. It´s important to say that in many ways, New Zealand is an important reference for Latin America and both sides are looking on ways to increase ties.
Auckland, August 11th – Friends of Cuba, led by former associate minister for foreign affairs, Matt Robson, hosted Ambassador Alzugaray on his transit in Auckland during his trip to Niue.
Present at the event were diverse personalities from Auckland’s social and business life, also interest in ways to promote closer links between Cuba and New Zealand, and express their support for the Caribbean nation.