Palmerston North, March 5, 2016. The Festival of Cultures, organized every year by Palmerston North city, New Zealand, had for the first time a Cuban stall, accompanied with good music, food and a lot of happiness; something that did not go unnoticed by all the audience.
Cubans living in this city, did not hesitate for a moment of the opportunity that this festival was bringing, and they showed to all the residents of this welcoming town, the diversity and cultural wealth of their country of origin, Cuba.
Wellington, March 3, 2016. The Minister of Health of New Zealand, Jonathan Coleman, received a courtesy call from the Ambassador of Cuba, HE Mario Alzugaray. In the meeting, held at the government headquarters in the Beehive, both parties exchanged on the health systems of their countries and the challenges faced in order to provide better service to its citizens.
Leader of the House, and minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, Defense and the Earthquake Commission in New Zealand, Hon Gerry Brownlee, received a courtesy call by Ambassador of Cuba, Mario Alzugaray. During the exchange, the Cabinet Minister offer introductory information on the work of research, education and preparation against earthquakes, as well as his role in Parliament.
In a meeting held at the Beehive with the Ambassador of Cuba, Mario Alzugaray, Primary Industry Minister Nathan Guy, expressed his positive assessment with regard to the support of joint efforts in the agricultural branch. The kiwi leader expressed satisfaction with the interest of Cuba in learning about New Zealand experiences in this sector, specifically regarding sheep and dairy cattle.
On his side, the Cuban diplomat briefed Minister Nathan Guy on the process of updating the Cuban and the interest in exchanges on the respective development paths.