PRESIDENT MICHAEL D HIGGINS has a full day of engagements as he continues his week-and-a-half visit to Central America.
The President left Dublin on Saturday ahead of his official visit to Mexico, El Salvador and Costa Rica. He’s being accompanied by his wife Sabina and Minister of State for Trade and Development, Joe Costello.
He’s set to meet with his Mexican counterpart Enrique Peña Nieto later today for an official lunch, where they’ll be joined by representatives of the Mexican and Irish business and academic communities.
Before that, he’s to lay a wreath at an official ceremony at the ‘Altar of the Nation’ in Mexico City’s Chapultepec Park, which commemorates the children who died in an 1847 US-Mexican battle.
Later on, the President and Mrs Higgins will attend a reception in their honour hosted by the Irish ambassador, Sonja Hyland.
Tomorrow, Higgins will attend a business breakfast hosted by Enterprise Ireland before travelling to Guadalajara to make a keynote address at the Mexico Business Summit along with President Nieto.
He departs for El Salvador on Wednesday, before travelling to Costa Rica for further engagements on Saturday.
The President and his wife leave Central America on Thursday 31 October.