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A State Visit by the President of the Republic of Malta announced by Áras an Uachtaráin

Date: Mon 27th Feb, 2023 | 12:10

The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, has today announced that he will welcome the President of Malta, H.E. Dr George Vella, and his wife Mrs Miriam Vella on a State Visit to Ireland this week, commencing on Wednesday 1st March and continuing to Friday 3rd March.

The State Visit by President Vella reciprocates the State Visit of President Higgins to Malta in May 2022, and serves to strengthen the historical, cultural, educational and diplomatic ties between the two countries.

The State Visit will begin with a ceremonial welcome at Áras an Uachtaráin on Wednesday, 1st March, followed by a bilateral meeting between the two Heads of State. That evening, the President and Sabina Higgins will host a State Dinner in honour of President Vella and Mrs Vella.

President and Mrs Higgins will join President and Mrs Vella on engagements at Cork City Hall and University College Cork on Thursday.