Panama and Dominican Republic signed agreement on public safety, tourism, extradition
Santo Domingo.- President Danilo Medina and Panama counterpart Juan Carlos Varela on Wednesday signed agreements on public safety, tourism, legal assistance in criminal matters and an extradition treaty.
In a National Palace ceremony Medina lauded the historic strong ties between both countries and that´s why they are determined to open to the world.
He said the extradition treaty is a mechanism against criminals who´ve evaded convictions in both countries.
“We have to do our utmost to cooperate, and compete in this big stage. Our economies, our societies are increasingly interconnected, and huge opportunities will emerge and some risks as well,” Medina said.
He said Varela has expressed interest in major projects developed by the Dominican government to address the needs of the people.
“For me it means great pride as a Dominican that the president of Panama wants to see first hand some of these programs that are transforming everyday life of our country.”
Medina, who spoke after a nearly two-hour private meeting with Varela at the former´s office, said his administration will share with Panama its experience on the 911 system, the extended school day, surprise visits, the Ciudad Juan Bosch project, among others. “We´re delighted that our efforts can serve not only the Dominican people but also motor positive change beyond our borders.”
Varela: Danilo´s successes reach beyond borders
Varela called Medina an influential man in Dominican Republic and his successes have contributed to his country´s social and economic growth, even beyond its boundaries.
He said the Dominican president has achieved concrete progress in educational equality “in just a few years.”
Nov 18, 2015
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