Auckland, April 8. The Cuban Ambassador attended a meeting with 20 leaders of the First Union, other Unions, and members of the board of solidarity groups with Cuba.
At the meeting, a recorded message of thanks was transmitted from Leima Martínez, Director of Asia / Pacific of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), and the Ambassador made a presentation on the situation in Cuba, the perspectives of relations with the United States, the good state of ties with New Zealand and the upcoming debate on the blockade in the United Nations General Assembly.
Wellington, April 6. A joint event of the Cuban Embassy and the Caribbean Council brought together a group of officials and academics at the diplomatic headquarters for a broad exchange, under the title "Cuba-New Zealand Dialogue".
After a presentation by the Cuban Ambassador, the participants exchanged ideas in order to achieve greater knowledge about our realities and contribute to strengthening and expanding good relations between both countries.
New Zealand consistently supports the lifting of the blockade against Cuba.
Wellington, March 30. On the occasion of the visit to New Zealand of the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, the Honorable Mark Brown, the Cuban Ambassador Edgardo Valdés had the opportunity to speak with him on two occasions.
Brown recognized Cuba's support in preparing doctors for his country, and the Ambassador confirmed our willingness to continue and expand our cooperation in areas such as health, civil defense, and environmental protection.
Wellington, March 27. An exhibition of photos about Cuba, taken by New Zealand tourists who visited us, was attended by several hundred people during the weekend, as part of the Cuba Dupa Festival, one of the most important in the city.
Diplomats, artists, businessmen, and the general public enjoyed the photos, music, Cuban food, and mojitos, which allowed them to get closer to Cuba in a party atmosphere.
Wellington, March 23. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés met with the Member of Parliament for the Green Party, Ricardo Menéndez March, co-President of the Parliamentary Group of Friendship with Latin America and the Caribbean.
At the meeting at Parliament's headquarters, the Ambassador thanked the interest of the group members in our region and highlighted the important contribution they can make to the development of relations with our countries and in particular with Cuba.