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Speeches by President of Ireland Michael D Higgins in Havana, Cuba, February 2017

President of Ireland Michael D Higgins delivered a number of speeches during his visit to Havana, Cuba in February 2017.

On 16 February 2017, President Higgins made opening remarks at the launch fo the Cuban edition of the novel 'Star of the Sea' by Irish author Joseph O'Connor, in the Sala Nicolás Guillén at the Havana Book Fair.

On 16 February 2017, President Higgins delivered a speech at the official launch of 'The Irish in Latin America' exhibition in Palacio Segundo Cabo, Old Havana.

On 17 February 2017, President Higgins delivered a key note address entitled "Ireland and Cuba: From a past of complex struggles and solidarities of a future of shared possibilities" at the biennial conference of the Society of Irish Latin America Studies (SILAS) at the Colegio Universitario San Gerónimo, part fo the University of Havana.

You can read his speeches here, in English and Spanish:

Key note address at the conference of the Society of Irish Latin American Studies (English)
Key note address at the conference of the Society of Irish Latin American Studies (Español)

Address at the launch of Star of the Sea by Joseph O’Connor at the Havana Book Fair (English)
Address at the launch of Star of the Sea by Joseph O’Connor at the Havana Book Fair (Español)

Speech at the launch of the Irish in Latin America exhibition at Palacio Segundo Cabo (English)
Speech at the launch of the Irish in Latin America exhibition at Palacio Segundo Cabo (Español)