Cuba in New Zealand

Cuban Ambassador participates in Commemoration for victims of terrorism.

Christchurch, March 13. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés attended the national ceremony to commemorate the victims of the terrorist attacks against two mosques in this city, on March 15, 2019.

With the presence of the Governor-General, the Prime Minister, other political figures, relatives of the victims, and the Diplomatic Corps, among others, the message "We are one" and the condemnation of terrorism were emphasized at the ceremony.

Promoting academic exchange between Cuba and New Zealand.

Wellington, March 11. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés received Karim Dickie, Executive Director of the Caribbean Council and President of the Wellington chapter of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA).

Both exchanged on the international situation and Cuban foreign policy and agreed to hold a joint event on these issues soon.

Contacts were also established to promote academic exchange between these institutions and the Cuban Center for International Policy Research.

Solidarity with Cuba continues in New Zealand.

Wellington, March 5. During the week it was learned that the Auckland Cuba Friendship Society group demanded in an open letter to President Joe Biden the exclusion of Cuba from the list of countries sponsoring terrorism.

Cuban Ambassador visits the city of Palmerston North.

Palmerston, February 27. Responding to an invitation from the mayor of the city, H.W Grant Smith, Ambassador Edgardo Valdés attended the Festival of Cultures and carried out an intense program on the 26th and 27th.

A visit to Massey University and its research centers, dinner with the Mayor, and the opening ceremony of the festival were some of the main activities.

The Ambassador also made arrangements for the next Latin American and Spanish Film Festival (LASFF), which should open in September.