Dublin, January 30, 2018. The Cuban Ambassador to Ireland, Hugo René Ramos Milanes, held a working interview with Niall Burgess, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. In the meeting that took place in a friendly atmosphere, the level reached by bilateral relations was evaluated, which had a particularly important moment in February 2017, marked by the official visit to Cuba of President Michael D. Higgins. Both parties exchanged about the opportunities that the government agreement signed on the occasion of that visit, offers for the expansion of cooperation in various spheres.
The Secretary General recalled his two work visits to Cuba in 2015 and 2017 and the profitable exchanges held.
Ramos Milanes, for his part, reiterated the gratitude of the Cuban authorities for the sustained support of Ireland for the approval within the framework of the General Assembly of the United Nations, of the Resolution that demands the lifting of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on the people Cuban by the government of the United States. Fact that becomes more relevant at a time when the Trump Administration imposes new obstacles to bilateral relations and insists on a policy anchored at the time of the Cold War.
The Cuban Ambassador renewed the commitment of the Diplomatic Mission he heads, in order to together advance the development of the bonds of friendship and cooperation between Ireland and Cuba.
Niamh Kelly, assistant director for Latin America and the Caribbean, was also present at the interview.