New Zealand and Dominican Republic announce diplomatic ties
Santo Domingo.- New Zealand and the Dominican Republic on Saturday announced diplomatic relations “guided by the mutual desire to develop and strengthen the ties of friendship and cooperation between the two countries.”
Dominican Foreign minister Carlos Morales and New Zealand counterpart Murray McCully signed the Protocol, the Dominican Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement.
The two officials said diplomatic relations will strengthen both nations and reaffirmed their commitment to the United Nations Charter.
Morales said New Zealand can become a major contributor fr the Dominican Republic, especially agriculture, livestock and energy, “areas where we could establish cooperation programs.”
McCully said his country has great expectations from the diplomatic ties with the Caribbean nation, adding that Wellington is willing to provide scholarships for Dominican students in areas of New Zealand’s expertise.
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