DUBLIN, Ireland, May 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The President of the Republic of Mozambique, H.E. Mr Armando Emílio Guebuza, has accepted an invitation from President Higgins to visit Ireland from the third to the sixth of June 2014.
The State Visit will commence with a formal welcome ceremony at Áras an Uachtaráin when President Guebuza will be greeted by President and Sabina Higgins. Following the formal welcome ceremony, a meeting between the Heads of State will take place.
On Wednesday 4 June, President Guebuza will meet the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, TD, at Government Buildings and the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore, TD, at Iveagh House. He will also lay a wreath at the Garden of Remembrance and visit the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks and St James’s Hospital before attending a State Dinner in his honour at Áras an Uachtaráin.
On Thursday 5 June the President will have a programme of business and education meetings, including the Mozambique-Ireland Business Forum, and on Friday 6 June he will visit Newgrange before departing Dublin.
The visit will include the signing of agreements between Ireland and Mozambique across a range of areas including agriculture, health, education, development and trade.
Below is the programme for the visit. Please see additional note on media opportunities below. Please note that pooling arrangements apply at all venues.
Irish media wishing to attend any of the events must contact the Press Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade at least 24 hours in advance by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on the numbers below:
DFAT Press Office: 01 408 2276, Bobby Smyth: 087 980 2050, Karl Boyle: 087 639 6333
For contact at Áras an Úachtaráin – Deirdre Nally: 01 6171000, Wally Young: 087 9064331
Official photographs for each event will be made available free of charge, through Fennells’ Photography.
(Timings indicative and not for publication)
Tuesday, 3 June
Ceremonial arrival at Áras an Úachtaráin and meeting with President Higgins
Wednesday, 4 June
Meeting with Taoiseach
Wreath-laying at Garden of Remembrance
Visit to the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks
Meeting with Tánaiste at Iveagh House
Visit to Leinster House
15.00 Visit to St. James’s Hospital
State Dinner at Áras an Uachtaráin
Thursday, 5 June
Visit to Dublin Institute of Technology, Kevin St.
Civic Reception at Mansion House
Mozambique-Ireland Business Forum at Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Working lunch with Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney T.D.
Visit to Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Visit to Fyffes, Swords Business Park
Friday, 6 June
Visit to Newgrange Heritage Site
Visit to Teagasc Research Centre, Grange, Dunsany, County Meath