Wellington, July 15. The designated Ambassador of New Zealand to Cuba, with residence in Mexico, Sara Meymand, visited our Embassy to exchange about our bilateral relationship and say goodbye to her Cuban counterpart, with whom she has had several meetings.
Meymand is a young diplomat with a successful career at the Foreign Ministry and experience in the economic-commercial area.
Ambassador Edgardo Valdés updated her on the situation in Cuba and they talked about those areas in which we can expand our bilateral relationship, for which he offered his support.
Havana, July 13. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodríguez, said at a press conference that the US government identified # COVID19 as an opportunity to reinforce the blockade and its aggression against our country.
Referring to the riots that occurred last Sunday, he affirmed that it has been a deliberate, cruel, and opportunistic attempt to take advantage of the conditions of a pandemic to try to strangle our economy.
Wellington, July 10. Numerous organizations and friends of Cuba around the world have been interested in making donations to support our fight against COVID19 and, in particular, the vaccination campaign. For this purpose, an account was set up at the International Financial Bank (BFI) with the number: 0300000005336242. Title: EMERGENCY DONATIONS. SWIFT code: BFICCUHHXXX
Wellington, July 6. The Speaker of Parliament, Rt Hon Trevor Mallard, offered a dinner to the accredited Latin American Ambassadors, in the company of the members of the Parliamentary Group of Friendship with our region.
In a friendly atmosphere, we had the opportunity to exchange with the co-chairs, Ricardo Menéndez and Angela Roberts, as well as with other members of the group, about the situation in our countries and our interest in strengthening ties with New Zealand.
Dunedin, July 3. On July 2 and 3, Ambassador Edgardo Valdés attended the 55th edition of the School of Foreign Policy of the University of Otago.
With a long tradition, this is one of the most prestigious academic events in the country.
Under the theme "New Zealand's foreign policy in a post-COVID era," interesting discussions were held with the participation of the Foreign Minister, Hon. Nanaia Mahuta, academics, and diplomats from various countries.