Cuba in New Zealand

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.

Thanks to the Friends of Cuba.

Wellington, December 11. The Cuban Revolution is about to turn 62 years old, thanks to the decision of the Cubans to defend it and to the solidarity of our friends around the world.

To thank our friends in New Zealand, we had a Cuban party at our Embassy.

Members of solidarity groups, union leaders, and people who have opened doors for us to expose the reality of Cuba, honored us with their assistance.

It was only a representation, but through them, we want to recognize all those who accompany us in the construction of a better world.


Cuban Ambassador attends meeting with the Foreign Minister, H.E. Nanaia Mahuta.

Wellington, December 1. Cuban Ambassador Edgardo Valdés attended a reception in Parliament, offered by the Foreign Minister, H.E. Nanaia Mahuta, to the diplomatic corps, in which they said goodbye to the previous Minister, the Right Honorable Winston Peters.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was present, along with other members of the Government and Parliament.

The Cuban Ambassador greeted the new Foreign Minister and thanked Peters for the good communication he maintained with our Embassy.


The 2021 Rotorua Cuban Festival is already on.

Wellington, November 30. The "Aotearoa Cuban Festival" or Rotorua Cuban Festival has already been called.

This time it will be only for one day and the usual participants from Australia will not be there, but professionals and fans of Cuban music and dance will travel to the tourist city of Rotorua from all over New Zealand.

March 6, 2021 is the appointment with Cuban culture.

Cuban Ambassador attends the Opening of Parliament.

Wellington, November 26. Cuban Ambassador Edgardo Valdés attended the official opening ceremony of the 53rd Parliament.

On that occasion, he exchanged with the Governor-General, Her Excellency the Right Honorable Dame Patsy Reddy, and with the Prime Minister, the Right Honorable Jacinda Ardern, whom he congratulated on her victory in the elections and wished her success in her tenure.

Cuba and New Zealand share important coincidences on many issues on the international agenda.