Cuba in New Zealand

Cuba and Cook Islands celebrate the 17th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations

Wellington, September 3rd, 2019 - Diplomats from Cuba and the Cook Islands met at the headquarters of the Cuban Embassy in this capital, to celebrate the 17th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two nations.

The Cuban Ambassador, Mario Alzugaray, expressed his country's will to continue deepening bilateral ties, as small island states that share multiple challenges in today's complex international scenario, with an emphasis on confronting Climate Change.

Cuban Ambassador promotes exchanges and business in New Zealand

Wellington, September 3rd, 2019 - Organized by the Latin America Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPE) and Young Enterprise (YES), in collaboration with Callaghan Innovation, the event “Globalists in Action Weekend 2019” took place at the Victoria Business School of Wellington, with the aim of bringing young New Zealand entrepreneurs to markets and businesses with Latin America.

Group of Maori and Pacific doctors plan to visit Cuba

Wellington, August 30th , 2019. During a visit to the Cuban Embassy, ​​Dr. Rawiri Mckree Jansen, clinical director of the National Hauora Coalition, an organization focused on the health and well-being of Maori communities in New Zealand, expressed the interest of making a visit to Cuba, which allows health specialists in the Maori and Pacific communities to learn about the successes of the Cuban system.

Cuban film “Why do my friends cry?” to be screened at film festival in New Zealand

Wellington, August 30th , 2019. The movie “Why do my friends cry?”, by the Cuban filmmaker Magda González Grau, will be presented at the 2019 edition of the Latin America and Spain Film Festival (LASFF).

The film tells the story of four friends who meet after twenty years without seeing each other. It is a clear demonstration of the challenges that women face in today's Cuban society. It is a movie to laugh and cry, but, above all, to reflect on diversity, friendship and honesty.

Prime Minister of Cook Islands ratifies interest in deepening ties with Cuba

Rarotonga – This afternoon the Prime Minister of Cook Islands received the Cuban Ambassador, Mario Alzugaray, who is in this capital on a working visit.

During the meeting both sides exchanged on the multiple challenges that Cuba and the Cook Islands share as small island states.

Prime Minister Puna confirmed the interest in continuing to expand bilateral ties, especially on issues of common interest aimed at strengthening the resilience of both nations to mutual issues, such as climate change.