Cuba in New Zealand

Minister for Local Government expresses appreciation for Cuba´s cooperation in the Pacific region

Ministro Gobiernos Locales

Wellington, 13 April 2016.-In a meeting held this morning at the Beehive, the Minister for Local Government, Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, expressed to the Ambassador of Cuba, Mario Alzugaray, his appreciation for Cuba´s cooperation projects with the Pacific Islands. Also in charge of the ministries of the Pacific People and Ethnic Communities, Lotu-Iiga confirmed he was aware of the experience of some Pacific Islands young fellows, who graduated from medical careers in Cuba and the valuable contribution made to raise the standard of health services in their countries.

Cuba's Ambassador presents credentials to the President of Fiji

Credenciales Fiji

Suva, April 2 - In a ceremony hosted at the Government House in this capital city, Cuba's Ambassador, Mario Alzugaray, presented to the President of the Republic of Fiji, H.E. Major General r Jioji Konousi Konrote, the letters that acredited him as a the representative of the Cuban Government in that country. During the meeting, the Head of State Fiji ratified the will of its Government to further strengthen bilateral ties and expressed his satisfaction with the multiple coincidences of both nations, as small islands development States.

Deputy Secretary of the Pacific Islands Forum highlights Cuban cooperation in the region


Suva, March 31, 2016.- In a meeting to welcome the Ambassador of Cuba, Mario Alzugaray, the Deputy Secretary of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Andy Fong Toy, expressed satisfaction with the cooperation that Cuba has offered to the countries of the region and confirmed its willingness to further promote links between the Caribbean country and the organization she represents.

Governor General of Tuvalu receives letters of credence from Ambassador of Cuba


Funafuti, March 29 – In a ceremony held in the Government House in this capital, the Governor General, Sir. Iakoba Taeia Italeli, received the letters of credentials of the new Ambassador of Cuba, Mario Alzugaray. During the meeting, the Tuvaluan leader expressed its gratitude for the assistance that Cuba has offered to his country over the last decade, highlighting the presence of Cuban doctors in this island of the Pacific, as a determining factor in the raise of the health standards of its people.