Wellington, September 25th, 2019. During an activity held at the Cuban diplomatic mission in Wellington, the Latin American Ambassadors held a fruitful meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Affairs Minister and leader of the NZ First Party, Winston Peters.
The occasion was conducive to dialogue on multiple topics of interest, with emphasis on exchanges between New Zealand and Latin America, as well as on the main issues of the bilateral relationship for each nation.
Wellington, September 24th, 2019. Last Sunday ambassador, Mario Alzugaray gave an interview to Free Left Turn program run by presenter Craig Wills on Hamilton Community Radio.
In the following link you can access the podcast http://bit.ly/2mLCxI9
Wellington, September 24th, 2019. In a courtesy call payed by Ambassador Mario Alzugaray, the Governor General, Dame Patsy Reddy, confirmed New Zealand's interest in exploring ways to further improve bilateral relations, in areas of interests for both nations.
The Cuban diplomat highlighted the importance that Cuba attaches to links with New Zealand, based on mutual respect and trust, taking into account that both are small and distant nations that have managed to maintain mutual attention, with practical results in bilateral cooperation and on issues of mutual interest.
Wellington, September 19th, 2019. The chairperson of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade of the New Zealand parliament, Simon O'Connor, received the Cuban Ambassador Mario Alzugaray at Parliament House and confirmed New Zealand's interest in deepening ties and areas of cooperation with Cuba.
During the meeting, both parties exchanged on various issues of international affairs, as well as the state of bilateral relations and the interest of both nations in promoting greater exchanges.