Cuba in New Zealand

Exchange about Cuban foreign policy at NZIIA event.


Wellington, October 27. The Cuban Ambassador, Edgardo Valdés López, made a presentation on Cuban foreign policy and its priorities in the world today, at an event sponsored by the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA), held at Victoria University.

Members of the Wellington chapter of the Institute, academics, university professors and officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade attended.

It was a wide and interesting exchange that contributed to the knowledge of the Cuban reality and our interaction with the world.


Celebrations for Cuban culture close at a party at the Cuban Embassy.


Wellington, October 24. After several presentations by the group "Son de Cuba" and salsa classes from the "Cuba Fusion" project, in the context of celebrations for Cuban culture, Cuban residents, family and friends met on Saturday at the Cuban Embassy.

With music, food and traditional Cuban drinks, it was an afternoon of joys and anecdotes with a little nostalgia for our homeland.


Cuban Ambassador presents business opportunities in Cuba at LANZBC event.

Auckland, October 22. At an event organized by the Latin America / New Zealand Business Council (LANZBC), in the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, the Ambassador of Cuba, Edgardo Valdés López and the New Zealand businessman Geoff Marsland, from the Havana Coffee Works (HCW) company , presented to more than one hundred young professionals, entrepreneurs and executives of LANZBC, the new business and investment environment in Cuba and the concrete experience of HCW.

Ambassador of Cuba visits Napier.


Napier, October 17. The Cuban Ambassador, Edgardo Valdés López, visited the city of Napier, where he met with the mayor, H.W Kristen Wise.

In a friendly conversation, they exchanged about Cuba and Napier and evaluated possible forms of cooperation, particularly in the cultural sphere and the promotion of tourism.

Cuban Culture celebrations began in New Zealand.

Wellington, October 10. With a presentation by the Cuban traditional music group "Son de Cuba" the beginning of the Cuban War of Independence was commemorated and the celebrations of Cuban Culture began, which will last until the 24th.

"Son de Cuba" performed in “El Barrio.Latino Bar", promoting center of Latin culture in Wellington.

On Sunday the 11th the "Cuba Fusion" project, which celebrates 15 years of spreading our traditional dances, offers a free salsa class for its many followers.