Cuba in New Zealand

Cuban Foreign Minister recognizes support against the blockade.

Havana, January 6.  Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla recognized the support of the international community in favor of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the United States government against the Caribbean island.

He stated that during 2020, 159 States and 34 international organizations sent messages of support to the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, for resolution 74/7 entitled “The necessity to end the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba”.

Celebrating a new Anniversary of the Revolution.

Wellington, December 28. To celebrate the anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution on January 1, the team from the Cuban Embassy in New Zealand climbed Mount KauKau, in Wellington.

In 2019, we climbed Mount Victoria, in the same city. In 2021 the plan is the Pico Turquino in Santiago de Cuba.

Happy New Year to everyone.


Cuban diplomats culminated meetings in the South Island.

Queenstown, December 23. Cuban Ambassador Edgardo Valdés and Consul Dalila Vázquez ended today a series of work meetings in the South Island.

Since their arrival on December 17, they had meetings with businessmen, congressmen, local authorities, academics, journalists, members of solidarity groups, and Cuban residents.

It was the first visit to several cities in this territory and an opportunity to establish new links and expose the reality of Cuba, as well as initiate exchange plans for 2021.

Cuban Ambassador meets the Governor General.

Wellington, December 16. The Cuban Ambassador, Edgardo Valdés, held a meeting with the Governor-General of New Zealand, the Right Honorable Dame Patsy Reddy, during a reception offered to the Diplomatic Corps at the official residence.

The Governor thanked the missions for their support during this difficult year and expressed her good wishes for our countries.

In his exchange with the Cuban Ambassador and his wife, she became interested in the situation in Cuba, a country she visited a few years ago.


Cuban Ambassador visits flora and fauna sanctuary in Wellington.

Wellington, December 12. At the invitation of the Mayor of Wellington, Andy Foster, the Cuban Ambassador Edgardo Valdés, participated in a tour of Zealandia, a beautiful sanctuary of flora and fauna in the middle of the city. Paul Atkins, CEO of the project, welcomed the members of the Diplomatic Corps and their families. We enjoyed lunch and a tour of the site in the company of members of the City Council. A very pleasant and enriching experience. Exchange possibilities are opened in this area.