Wellington, April 13. Cuban Ambassador Edgardo Valdés met in Congress with Angela Roberts, a parliamentarian for the Labor Party and co-president of the Parliamentary Group of Friendship with Latin America and the Caribbean.
In a very friendly atmosphere, they exchanged extensively on the situation in Cuba and foreign policy issues, including the relationship with New Zealand and our cooperation with the Caribbean and the Pacific.
They identified topics for future exchanges between our parliamentarians, including health, education, and the environment.
Auckland, April 8. The Cuban Ambassador attended a meeting with 20 leaders of the First Union, other Unions, and members of the board of solidarity groups with Cuba.
At the meeting, a recorded message of thanks was transmitted from Leima Martínez, Director of Asia / Pacific of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), and the Ambassador made a presentation on the situation in Cuba, the perspectives of relations with the United States, the good state of ties with New Zealand and the upcoming debate on the blockade in the United Nations General Assembly.
Auckland, April 8. Cuban Ambassador Edgardo Valdés made a presentation at the University of Auckland, organized by the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA) and the NZ / Latin America Business Council (LANZBC).
It was attended by 45 academics, businessmen, students, and members of solidarity groups.
After a presentation on relations with the United States, our foreign policy, business opportunities, and recent economic changes in Cuba, the Ambassador answered numerous questions that showed interest in the island.
Wellington, April 6. A joint event of the Cuban Embassy and the Caribbean Council brought together a group of officials and academics at the diplomatic headquarters for a broad exchange, under the title "Cuba-New Zealand Dialogue".
After a presentation by the Cuban Ambassador, the participants exchanged ideas in order to achieve greater knowledge about our realities and contribute to strengthening and expanding good relations between both countries.
New Zealand consistently supports the lifting of the blockade against Cuba.
Wellington, March 30. On the occasion of the visit to New Zealand of the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, the Honorable Mark Brown, the Cuban Ambassador Edgardo Valdés had the opportunity to speak with him on two occasions.
Brown recognized Cuba's support in preparing doctors for his country, and the Ambassador confirmed our willingness to continue and expand our cooperation in areas such as health, civil defense, and environmental protection.