Mary Lou McDonald TD congratulates new Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel

Sinn Féin Leader Mary Lou McDonald TD has extended congratulations to Miguel Díaz-Canel on his election as President of the Republic of Cuba.

Ms McDonald said;

“Sinn Féin has long stood in solidarity with the Cuban Government and the Cuban people. The icons of the Cuban revolution continue to inspire people around the world, who struggle for equality and justice.

“I want to wish Mr Diaz-Canal every success in his role as the President of the Republic of Cuba and restate Sinn Féin’s continued solidarity with Cuba and its people.  I also want to wish Raúl Castro the very best for the future as he steps down as President.

“We will continue to work closely with the Cuban Ambassador to Ireland, Mr. Hugo Ramos Milanés, to improve and deepen Ireland’s economic and cultural relationship with Cuba.

“I want to use the opportunity of President Díaz-Canel’s election to again call for the lifting of the blockade of Cuba.”