Cuba in New Zealand

Cuban Ambassador attends meeting with His Majesty the Maori King.

Hamilton, November 20. Cuban Ambassador Edgardo Valdés attended an official banquet offered by His Majesty Kiingi Tuheitia Pootatau Te Wherowhero VII to the Diplomatic Corps. On the occasion, His Majesty conveyed a message of friendship and his wish for good relations with all the countries represented there.

In addition to meeting His Majesty, the Ambassador had meetings with the King's eldest son, Ariki Tamaroa Whatumoana Teaa, Chief of Staff Ngira Simmonds, and other distinguished representatives of the Maori people.

The Director General of Consular Affairs and Cuban Residents Abroad announces measures to strengthen ties between Cuba and its nationals abroad.

Havana, November 17. Ernesto Soberón, general director of Consular Affairs and Cuban Residents Abroad of the Cuban Foreign Ministry, highlighted that “with the recent reopening of the José Martí International Airport, the main gateway for international travelers to Cuba, which joins the rest of international air terminals in our country open up new opportunities for the return of our nationals abroad, which will happen gradually depending on the reestablishment of the different flight frequencies ".

The New Zealand Maritime Union National Conference approves a declaration against the blockade.



Wellington, November 11. Cuban Ambassador Edgardo Valdés was invited as a speaker at the Annual Conference of the New Zealand Maritime Union, in which he thanked the solidarity that this union has always given to Cuba.

The delegates to the Conference approved a declaration condemning the blockade and ratified their support for the Cuban people and their Revolution.


Cuban Foreign Minister congratulates his New Zealand counterpart.

Wellington, November 5. Cuban FM Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla extended its cordial congratulations to the FM of New Zealand, H.E Nanaia Mahuta for her appointment, and expressed its willingness to "continue expanding the ties of friendship and cooperation between our countries."

Cuba and New Zealand share broad coincidences on many issues on the international agenda and the New Zealand government supports General Assembly resolution 74/7 against the blockade. 

Cuban dancer nominated for the New Zealand Latin Award 2020.

Wellington, November 3. Cuban dancer Greydis Montero, who for years has promoted Afro-Cuban dances in New Zealand, has been nominated for the New Zealand Latino Award 2020 .

Greydis is the artistic director of the successful Rotorua Cuban Festival, which annually attracts dancers, musicians and fans from all over New Zealand and Australia.

Like her, several resident Cuban musicians and dancers, proud of their roots, successfully promote our culture thousands of kilometers from the island.