Nelson, May 3. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés paid a courtesy visit to the Mayor of Nelson, H.W Rachel Reese, with whom he exchanged about Cuba and this beautiful city on the South Island.
Both expressed interest in contributing to greater mutual knowledge between our peoples and agreed to promote cultural exchange in the near future.
Blackball, May 1. The Cuban Ambassador attended the commemoration of International Labor Day in Blackball, along with the Member of Parliament for the Labor Party Angela Roberts, Union leaders and members of solidarity groups with Cuba.
It was an opportunity to share our experience and appreciate the work of the community in solving their problems.
We received numerous displays of solidarity and respect for the Cuban Revolution.
Wellington, April 30. On the occasion of a trip to the South Island to attend the commemoration of International Labor Day in Blackball, Ambassador Edgardo Valdés was invited to participate in an act of support for Cuba and rejection of the US blockade, on the deck of the ferry, organized by the Maritime Union of New Zealand.
This union approved a motion to support Cuba in its last National Assembly and has a long tradition of solidarity with the island.
Wellington, April 25. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés attended the ANZAC day commemoration ceremony on Sunday morning, in which New Zealanders pay tribute to those who, as the Governor-General, the Right Honorable Lady Patsy Reddy said, showed "courage in times of darkness and fear, and hope for a future of peace, opportunity and well-being for all".
On behalf of the Government and the people of Cuba, the Ambassador placed a wreath in honor of the fallen, among which the important contribution of the Maori and Pacific Island communities stands out.