Apia, 8 September 2017. - On the occasion of the 48th Pacific Islands Forum held in Samoa, the director general for Bilateral Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Gerardo Peñalver Portal, confirmed the commitment of Cuba to continue pushing forward cooperation with Small Island Developing States in this region.
Apia, September 4, 2017.- A Cuban delegation headed by the Director-General of bilateral affairs, Gerardo Peñalver Portal, arrived last night in this capital, to take part in the 48th Edition of the Pacific Islands Forum.
The Cuban diplomat kicked off activities Monday morning, being received by CEO of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Samoa, Peseta Noumea Simi. Mr. Peñalver Portal expressed appreciation for the warm welcome and acknowledge the excellent organization of this event, which will last until Friday, September 8th.
Wellington, September 2, 2017. - In an emotional event hosted by the Embassy of Cuba in this city, diplomats from both countries commemorated the 15th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, along with friends and citizens of both nations residing in New Zealand.
The High Commissioner of Cook Islands, Her Excellency Teremoana Yala, express her gratitude for the idea in coordinating this event and acknowledged Cuba´s cooperation in the training of young Pacific students in medical related careers.
Wellington, August 17, 2017. -Thanks to the support of Otahuhu College, Cuban artist Osemivy Ortega is taking part in the creation of a mural that will be displayed at Auckland International Airport.
The work is being prepared at the College of the homonym suburb of Auckland city. This school stands out for its quality in the teaching of the Visual Arts, among whose group of teachers is Malcolm McCallister, also a member of the Cuba Friendship Society.
Auckland, 13 August 2017. -At a meeting held in this city, the Cuban Ambassador, Mario Alzugaray, explained to the Deputy Mayor of Auckland, Bill Cashmore, details on Cuba´s most recent social and economic developments.
Ambassador Alzugaray addressed also the major interests that guide the work of the Embassy of Cuba in Wellington, highlighting the importance attached by his country to New Zealand development experiences, with emphasis in the livestock sector.