Cuba in New Zealand

Cuban Ambassador attends reception for New Zealand National Day.

Waitangi, February 4. Cuban Ambassador Edgardo Valdés attended the reception offered by the Foreign Minister, the Right Honorable Nanaia Mahuta, on the occasion of the commemoration of Waitangi Day, in the city of the same name.

The Ambassador had the opportunity to greet the Minister and listen to her speech on New Zealand's foreign policy priorities for the next term.

Cuba and New Zealand share positions on numerous issues on the international agenda.


Meeting with friends of Cuba in Auckland.

Auckland, January 30. The Cuban Ambassador and Consul Dalila Vazquez held a meeting with members of the solidarity movement with Cuba, including members of its national leadership.

It was an interesting exchange about the situation in Cuba, our help to other countries, and the solidarity we received in New Zealand and in the rest of the world.

An opportunity to thank those who for years have defended our cause.


Cuban Ambassador meets with Mayor of Rotorua.

Rotorua, January 29. Cuban Ambassador Edgardo Valdés met with H.W Steve Chadwick, Mayor of the tourist city Rotorua, to coordinate the celebration of the "Rotorua Cuban Festival" on March 6.

The festival's artistic director, the Cuban dancer Greydis Montero, also participated.

Although this year teachers and dancers from Australia will not be able to attend, everything is ready for a reduced, but equally successful edition of this festival of Afro-Cuban music and dance.


Cuban residents commemorate the birth of José Martí at the Cuban Embassy.

Wellington, January 24. As is now a tradition, the Cubans residing in Wellington gathered at the Cuban Embassy to commemorate the birth of José Martí.

The Consul, Dalila Vazquez, remembered Martí as a figure that unites Cubans.

Throughout Sunday afternoon, the small Cuban community in the city, their families, and the Embassy staff shared a traditional Cuban meal and music, in an atmosphere of friendship and also longing for our homeland.