Cuban Ambassador to New Zealand, Edgardo Valdés, attended the celebrations for Waitangi Day, during which he had the opportunity to exchange with the Governor General, The Right Honorable Dame Patsy Reddy and Sir David Gascoigne.
As part of the program organized by MFAT, the Cuban diplomat also took part in the reception hosted by Foreign Minister Winston Peters. He also had the chance to greet and have a brief exchange with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, during the official ceremony. It was a good opportunity to confirm the good state of bilateral relations. (Embacuba NZ)
Rotorua Mayor Hon. Steve Chadwick and Cuban Ambassador Edgardo Valdés, inaugurated a photo exhibition on Cuba and the Aotearoa Cuban Festival, which is held every year.
With the participation of Cuban artists living in NZ and Australia, and fans from many different backgrounds, great interest in Cuban culture was demonstrated. Special mention to Cuban teachers, proud of their roots. More than 200 people participated in the festival gala.
The photo exhibition will be open until the end of April in The Arts Village. (Embacuba NZ)
Wellington, December 10th, 2019. This afternoon, the Cuban Ambassador, Edgardo Valdés López participated in the meeting of the Heads of Missions of GRULAC with members of the Latin American and Caribbean Parliamentary Friendship Group in New Zealand.
During the exchange, which took place at the headquarters of the Parliament, the President of the Group and member of Parliament for Invercargill, Sarah Dowie reaffirmed the interest of New Zealand parliamentarians to increase their knowledge of the region and promote greater exchanges.
Wellington, December 6th, 2019. Foreign Minister, Winston Peters received a courtesy call from the new Cuban Ambassador, Edgardo Valdés López, at his parliament office.
The Cuban diplomat took the opportunity to thank him for New Zealand's support in the United Nations General Assembly for the resolution “Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba” while emphasizing in the impact of this policy on the daily life of Cubans and on Cuba's relations with all countries of the world.
Wellington, November 12th, 2019. The new Ambassador of Cuba to New Zealand, Edgardo Valdés López, presented credentials to H.E. the Right Honorable Dame Patsy Reddy, Governor-General, after a traditional Maori welcome ceremony.
The meeting was conducive to highlight the good state of bilateral relations and the coincidences between Cuba and New Zealand regarding the concern for the well-being of their peoples, peace, multilateralism, the environment and other values and principles that unite them.