Palmerston, February 27. Responding to an invitation from the mayor of the city, H.W Grant Smith, Ambassador Edgardo Valdés attended the Festival of Cultures and carried out an intense program on the 26th and 27th.
A visit to Massey University and its research centers, dinner with the Mayor, and the opening ceremony of the festival were some of the main activities.
The Ambassador also made arrangements for the next Latin American and Spanish Film Festival (LASFF), which should open in September.
Wellington, February 20. Personnel from the Cuban Embassy participated in the annual picnic in Island Bay, organized by the cultural project "CubanFusion" directed by Cuban Rafael Ferrer and his wife Rosina.
On this occasion, the young Cuban dancer Ana Gallardo, soloist dancer of the Royal Ballet of New Zealand, joined.
Many attendees from the most diverse parts of the world shared a summer day and enjoyed Cuban music and dances.
Wellington, February 12. The Cuban Ambassador, Edgardo Valdés, received at his residence the High Commissioner of Niue in New Zealand, H.E, the Honorable Fisa Igilisi Pihigia.
Both had an extensive exchange about the situation in their respective countries and the Pacific Islands Forum.
The Ambassador thanked the High Commissioner for the opportunity to update himself on the situation in Niue, a country to which he will be accredited when conditions allow.
Waitangi, February 5. The Cuban Ambassador attended the celebrations of the national day (Waitangi Day), where he spoke with the Governor-General, Her Excellency, the Right Honorable Dame Patsy Reedy.
The Governor was interested in the progress of Cuban vaccines against COVID 19 and expressed her best wishes for Cuba.
The Ambassador also attended the official ceremony on the field where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed in 1840.