Cuban Ambassador exchanges with members of the NZIIA.

Wellington, November 2. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés received members of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA) to exchange about Cuba, its foreign policy, and business and investment opportunities on the island.

The President of NZIIA Wellington, Karim Dickie, gave the opening remarks, after which the Ambassador made a brief presentation and answered questions on the most diverse topics.

The exchange lasted more than 2 hours and contributed to a better understanding of cuban reality.


Cuban Ambassador talks with new Governor-General.

Wellington, October 29. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés attended the reception offered to the Diplomatic Corps by the new Governor-General, H.E Dame Cindy Kiro, at the Government House.

On the occasion, he held exchanges with the Governor-General and her husband, Dr. Richard Davies, who are aware of the progress of the Cuban health system and expressed interest in getting to know our country.

In her opening speech, H.E. Dame Cindy Kiro recognized the work of diplomats in these complex times and highlighted the need for greater cooperation in the face of difficulties.

Members of the Diplomatic Corps support the vaccination campaign.

Wellington, October 16. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés joined other members of the Diplomatic Corps, in the company of H.W Andy Foster, Mayor of Wellington, and New Zealand Health Director Dr. Ashley Bloomfield support the # Covid19 vaccination campaign.

This Saturday more than 120 thousand people were vaccinated, as part of an effort to boost immunization.


The Latin America and Spain Film Festival closes in Wellington.

Wellington, October 8. With the presence of the mayor of the city H.W Andy Foster, the Ambassadors of the participating countries, and other guests, the Latin America and Spain Film Festival (LASFF) was closed in the city of Wellington.

Despite the limitations imposed by the Covid 19 epidemic, all the films had a wide audience. Cuba is represented by the film Innocence.

"Inocencia" at the Latin America and Spain Film Festival.

Wellington, October 5. The Cuban film "Inocencia" was presented at the Latin America and Spain Film Festival (LASFF), which has been taking place in 9 cities in New Zealand since October 1.

The Cuban Ambassador, when making the presentation to a large audience, made mention of the 62nd anniversary of the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC) and its importance for Cuban and Latin American cinema.

Speech by President Miguel Diaz-Canel before the UN General Assembly.

Havana, September 24. Yesterday, the Cuban President participated virtually in the General Debate of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

In his speech, Díaz-Canel emphasized that "We are living uncertain times. Under the demolishing impact of a pandemic that has worsened structural inequities and the global crisis, the role of multilateralism and the United Nations becomes ever more important. And international cooperation has been insufficient ".

Cuban Ambassador exchanges with the Governor-General of New Zealand.

Wellington. September 23. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés participated in the farewell reception of the Governor-General of New Zealand, Her Excellency the Right Honorable Dame, Patsy Reddy, who ends her duties next October.

During the event, the Ambassador held a broad exchange with the Governor-General, who has visited Cuba and maintains a permanent interest in our reality.

She was interested in the march of Cuban vaccines against Covid 19 and expressed admiration for the progress made.

Cuban diplomats visit Palmerston North.

Palmerston North, August 13. The Cuban Ambassador fulfilled an extensive program during a brief visit to this city, in which Consul Dalila Vázquez carried out different coordination efforts for the next opening of the Latin American and Spanish Film Festival (LASFF) there.

The Ambassador was received by the rector of Massey University and met other officials, as well as professors of the Spanish language program.

He also toured various farms and agricultural research laboratories to learn of New Zealand's successful experiences.

Young New Zealanders commemorate Fidel's 95th Anniversary.

Wellington, August 11. Young New Zealanders affiliated with the Aotearoa Communist Party met at the Embassy with First Secretary Dalila Vázquez and the Ambassador.

After an interesting exchange on the situation and plans of each of the parties, those present saw the documentary "Fidel is Fidel" and exchanged experiences and personal anecdotes in relation to the Commander in Chief and Cuba.

Commemoration of Cuba´s National Rebellion Day.

Wellington, July 24. To commemorate our National Rebellion Day, we inaugurated a photo exhibition about Cuba at the Havana Bar and Restaurant in this city.

To enjoy the exhibition, which will be on display until the end of August, the Latin American Ambassadors, friends of Cuba, and the general public attended.

With Cuban music, a special menu resulting from the collaboration of Consul Dalila Vázquez with chef Hoon, and mojitos, it was a night to get closer to Cuba and remember that July 26 that led us to the victory on January 1.


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