New York, June 23. The General Assembly of the United Nations approved with the favorable vote of 184 countries the Cuban Resolution entitled "The necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba."
Only the United States and Israel voted against, being isolated, as in the 28 previous occasions in which the resolution was approved.
Auckland. 19th of June. With the presence of the Cuban Ambassador, the friendship groups with Cuba held a public act and fundraising dinner as part of the international campaign against the blockade and in support of the purchase of syringes to combat COVID 19 on the island.
Organized by the Auckland Cuba Friendship Society, the event took place at the Auckland Trades Hall, with the presence of more than 30 national activists and
Mystery Creek, June 17. Invited by Peter Nation, CEO of New Zealand National Fieldays Society, Ambassador Edgardo Valdés attended the largest agricultural fair in the country and one of the largest in the world, which took place between June 16 and 19.
At the event, in addition to greeting Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and thanking her for New Zealand's support for the Cuban resolution against the UN blockade, the Ambassador was able to learn directly about the innovations and advances in this sector and establish contacts with specialists and officials linked to this activity.
Wellington, June 13. At the invitation of Vice Prime Minister Grant Robertson, Ambassador Edgardo Valdés attended this Sunday the inauguration of the Anne Frank Memorial, in Ellice Park in this city.
The event was attended by parliamentarians, diplomats, and members of the community, who joined in this tribute and demonstration of rejection of all forms of discrimination.
Queenstown, June 11. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés visited the cities of Dunedin and Queenstown between June 8 and 11, where he met with the respective mayors, Aaron Hawkins and Jim Boult.
In an interesting program organized by the local Foreign Ministry, the Ambassador learned about New Zealand's positive experiences in sustainable agricultural production, nature tourism and support for innovative companies, among other topics.