Cuba in New Zealand

Cuban Ambassador attends the State Memorial Service for HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Wellington, April 21. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés attended the ceremony honoring Prince Philip, which was attended by the Governor General, Her Excellency the Right Honorable Dame Patsy Reddy, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the Maori King, His Majesty Kiingi Tuheitia, among other authorities.

It was a solemn and emotional ceremony, in which the Diplomatic Corps, together with multiple representatives of New Zealand society, showed their solidarity with the royal family.




Friends of Cuba protest in front of the US Consulate.

Auckland, April 17. Commemorating the victory of the Cubans over the armed invasion of Playa Girón (Bay of Pigs) and the beginning of the 8th Congress of the Communist Party, friends summoned by the Auckland/Cuba Friendship Society, demanded before the US Consulate the end of the aggressive policy of that country against the island.

Cuban Ambassador visits agricultural areas of New Zealand.

Greytown, April 16. During April 15 and 16, Ambassador Edgardo Valdés visited the agricultural region of Wairarapa, near the capital, as part of a program coordinated by the Foreign Ministry. Accompanied by officials from the Ministry of Primary Industries, Fonterra and by Mel Poulton, farmer and Special Envoy for Agricultural Trade, he was able to visit several farms and exchange with their owners, specialized in certified seed production, sheep and cow breeding, meat export, milk production, forestry and vineyards.

Cuban Ambassador talks with Co-President of the Parliamentary Friendship Group.

Wellington, April 13. Cuban Ambassador Edgardo Valdés met in Congress with Angela Roberts, a parliamentarian for the Labor Party and co-president of the Parliamentary Group of Friendship with Latin America and the Caribbean.

In a very friendly atmosphere, they exchanged extensively on the situation in Cuba and foreign policy issues, including the relationship with New Zealand and our cooperation with the Caribbean and the Pacific.

They identified topics for future exchanges between our parliamentarians, including health, education, and the environment.


Conference of the Cuban Ambassador at the University of Auckland.

Auckland, April 8. Cuban Ambassador Edgardo Valdés made a presentation at the University of Auckland, organized by the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA) and the NZ / Latin America Business Council (LANZBC).

It was attended by 45 academics, businessmen, students, and members of solidarity groups.

After a presentation on relations with the United States, our foreign policy, business opportunities, and recent economic changes in Cuba, the Ambassador answered numerous questions that showed interest in the island.