Dublin, January 2020. Cuba's ambassador to Ireland, Hugo René Ramos Milanés held a working meeting with the Director of the newly released Directorate of Latin America and the Caribbean of the Irish Foreign Ministry. Ambassador Barbara Jones, a concurrent in Havana, also participated.
The occasion was conducive to a brief assessment of the state of bilateral ties, which in 2019 commemorated the 20th anniversary of its establishment.
The celebration for the first time in Havana of St. Patrick Day with an official delegation at the ministerial level, headed by the Minister of State Finian McGrath, was highlighted.
As well as the successful official visit to Ireland by the Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez and the meetings of work held with President Michael Higgins and Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, among other activities of the broad program developed in Dublin.
Diplomats also examined the main joint goals to be achieved during the year that has just begun, as confirmation of the willingness of both States and Governments to develop trade relations and bilateral cooperation in areas identified as priorities.
The Cuban Ambassador thanked the invitation that was extended to the accredited diplomatic corp to participate in a joint working session with the heads of Irish diplomatic missions abroad, officials of the Foreign Ministry, businessmen and representatives of various institutions and agencies. Event that qualified as a profitable experience to join forces in order to expand the ties between our nations.