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Fri Oct 18, 2019, 08:53 PM

Cuban president Miguel Daz-Canel makes history with Irish visit


Díaz-Canel, who succeeded Fidel Castro’s brother Raul in April 2018, will visit Áras
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Harry McGee

The first official visit by a serving president of Cuba to Ireland will begin on Sunday when Miguel Díaz-Canel arrives for a three-day stay.

During the trip he will attend a reception hosted by President Michael D Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin.

It follows President Higgins’s visit to Cuba in February 2017, the first by an Irish head of State to the Caribbean island.

Mr Díaz-Canel has been president of the communist state since succeeding 86-year-old Raul Castro in April 2018. The 59-year-old has been a member of the politburo since 2003 and was the only candidate named to contest the position.

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https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/cuban-president-miguel-d%C3%ADaz-canel-makes-history-with-irish-visit-1.4055617

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