Cuba in New Zealand

Successful exhibition of photos about Cuba in Wellington.

Wellington, March 27. An exhibition of photos about Cuba, taken by New Zealand tourists who visited us, was attended by several hundred people during the weekend, as part of the Cuba Dupa Festival, one of the most important in the city.

Diplomats, artists, businessmen, and the general public enjoyed the photos, music, Cuban food, and mojitos, which allowed them to get closer to Cuba in a party atmosphere.


Cuban Ambassador talks with Co-President of the Parliamentary Friendship Group.

Wellington, March 23. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés met with the Member of Parliament for the Green Party, Ricardo Menéndez March, co-President of the Parliamentary Group of Friendship with Latin America and the Caribbean.

At the meeting at Parliament's headquarters, the Ambassador thanked the interest of the group members in our region and highlighted the important contribution they can make to the development of relations with our countries and in particular with Cuba.

Cuban Ambassador participates in Commemoration for victims of terrorism.

Christchurch, March 13. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés attended the national ceremony to commemorate the victims of the terrorist attacks against two mosques in this city, on March 15, 2019.

With the presence of the Governor-General, the Prime Minister, other political figures, relatives of the victims, and the Diplomatic Corps, among others, the message "We are one" and the condemnation of terrorism were emphasized at the ceremony.

Promoting academic exchange between Cuba and New Zealand.

Wellington, March 11. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés received Karim Dickie, Executive Director of the Caribbean Council and President of the Wellington chapter of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA).

Both exchanged on the international situation and Cuban foreign policy and agreed to hold a joint event on these issues soon.

Contacts were also established to promote academic exchange between these institutions and the Cuban Center for International Policy Research.

Solidarity with Cuba continues in New Zealand.

Wellington, March 5. During the week it was learned that the Auckland Cuba Friendship Society group demanded in an open letter to President Joe Biden the exclusion of Cuba from the list of countries sponsoring terrorism.