Wellington - During a brief meeting with Cuban diplomats in New Zealand, the Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Charlot Salwai, expressed his gratitude and satisfaction for the results of the Cuban medical cooperation with his country.
The leader of the small Pacific island highlighted the insertion in local hospitals and clinics of young graduates from his country, who have attended medicine studies in Cuba.
Charlot Salwai is visiting New Zealand, where he has completed a bilateral agenda and held official talks with Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern.
The following is a Press Release by the Cuba Friendship Society in Dunedin.
Dunedin Cuba Friendship member Jen Olsen contacted Foreign Minister Winston Peters today and asked him to endorse a declaration made by the South Island Cuba Friendship Societies.
"The Declaration concerns the latest escalation by the United States of the blockade of Cuba" Jen said. "New Zealand has opposed the blockade in votes at the UN since 1995, along with the vast majority of UN member states".
Blackball – On the occasion of events held in this city to commemorate International Workers Day, friends of Cuba expressed their solidarity with the Island and their condemnation of the economic and commercial blockade of the United States.
As every year, the Ambassador of Cuba in New Zealand, Mario Alzugaray, took part in a seminar organized by activist Paul Maunder in the city of Blackball, birthplace of the Labor Party in this country.