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Solidarity party at the Cuban Embassy.

Wellington, December 3. Friends of Cuba in Wellington attended a party at the Embassy to celebrate the return to normality after a year of great difficulties, in which there was no lack of support for the Revolution.

The Ambassador thanked those present, and through them all the friends who in New Zealand support our cause.

Representatives from unions, the Communist Party, cultural projects, and academic institutions shared ideas and a pleasant evening with lots of music and dancing.

 

Cuban diplomats visit the city of Whanganui.

Whanganui, November 19. During a visit to this city, Ambassador Edgardo Valdés had a friendly meeting with Mayor H.W Hamish Mc Douall, with whom he exchanged on the situation in Cuba, the relationship with New Zealand and other topics of interest.

McDouall praised the Cuban film "Inocencia", shown here recently in the framework of the Latin America and Spain Film Festival.

Several ideas for cultural cooperation and the promotion of tourism to Cuba emerged from the meeting.

The Mayor of Wellington visits the Cuban Residence.

Wellington November 17. The Mayor of Wellington, H.W Andy Foster, and his wife Ann were received by the Cuban Ambassador and his wife at the Cuban Residence.

In addition to enjoying a typical Cuban dinner, they exchanged extensively about the situation in Cuba and the relationship between the City Council and the Diplomatic Corps.

The meeting was also attended by Nina Obermaier, Ambassador of the European Union, and her husband Stephan. 

 

Diplomatic Corps soccer team triumphs for the second year in a row.

Wellington, November 14. Wellington's accredited Diplomatic Corps soccer team beat the Lower Hutt City Council team 5 goals to 4.

It is the second consecutive year that we have obtained the trophy.

The Cuban Ambassador, captain of the team, received the trophy from the mayor of the city, who leads the opposing team.

It was a good game, in a friendly atmosphere.

Presentation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodríguez, to the Diplomatic Corps accredited in Cuba.

Havana, November 10. Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez denounced before the Diplomatic Corps accredited in Cuba the destabilizing maneuvers promoted from the United States.

After highlighting the satisfaction of our people for the gradual return to normality, the minister said:

Cuban Ambassador talks with new Governor-General.

Wellington, October 29. Ambassador Edgardo Valdés attended the reception offered to the Diplomatic Corps by the new Governor-General, H.E Dame Cindy Kiro, at the Government House.

On the occasion, he held exchanges with the Governor-General and her husband, Dr. Richard Davies, who are aware of the progress of the Cuban health system and expressed interest in getting to know our country.

In her opening speech, H.E. Dame Cindy Kiro recognized the work of diplomats in these complex times and highlighted the need for greater cooperation in the face of difficulties.

Celebration of the Day of Cuban Culture.

Wellington, October 19. To celebrate the Day of Cuban Culture, a group of Ambassadors, and prominent academics linked to foreign policy and in particular to Latin America and the Caribbean attended the Embassy.

Among them, Mathew O´Meagher, Director of the Latin American chapter of the Asia-Pacific Center for Excellence (Latam-CAPE), Karim Dickie, Executive Director of the Caribbean Council, and Professor Roberto Rabel, national vice president of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA).

Temporary closure of the Cuban Embassy.

Wellington, October 20. The Cuban Embassy will remain closed from December 15, 2021, until March 2022. Those interested in consular services should start their procedures as soon as possible.

Citizens who wish to travel to Cuba as tourists during the closure of the Embassy can purchase tourist cards at Viva Expeditions travel agency.

For questions write to secretaria@xtra.co.nz or call +64 (4) 479 5294.

We regret the inconvenience that the temporary closure of the Embassy may cause you.

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