President of Ireland Michael D Higgins, accompanied by the Minister for Disability Issues Finian McGrath T.D. today met with the H.E. Mr. Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermudez, President of the Republic of Cuba at Áras an Uachtaráin. This is the first official visit by a serving president of Cuba to Ireland and it is the first stop on his official European tour.  

Minister McGrath attended the special guard of honour for president Díaz-Canel as well as the reception hosted by President Higgins at the Áras. 

At the event Minister McGrath said

“It’s a great honour to meet President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel and I’m sure that the Irish and the Cubans will continue to work together and build on our future relationship between our two countries.  

The Cuban President will also pay a courtesy visit to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.