Agreement signed with Netherlands
The Dominican government has signed a cooperation, trade and investment agreement with The Kingdom of the Netherlands represented by the Prime Minister of Sint Maarten William Marlin, Netherlands ambassador Marijke A. van Drunen Littel and the Minister of Economic Development of Curacao Eugene Rhuggenaath. The cooperation agreement is to develop and increase cooperation between both countries, based on the principles of equality, mutual respect of sovereignty and mutual benefit.
Foreign Minister Miguel Vargas Maldonado signed the agreement for the Dominican government.
Vargas said that the agreement represented a milestone in relations between the Caribbean islands and the Dominican Republic and highlighted that the relationship between the country and The Netherlands stretches back more than 500 years.
The Netherlands Antilles is made up of four island territories: Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao (ABC), and the island territories of Sint Maarten, Saba, and Sint Eustatius (SSS).
The cooperation agreement covers trade and development, investment, agriculture, water management, ports, maritime works, public health, education and culture. It also encompasses environmental conservation, tourism, medical tourism, sports, migration, maritime and air transport, IT, disaster mitigation, intraregional security, social responsibility, renewable energy, transfer of criminal proceedings and enforcement of judgments, and other bilateral issues.
Source: DR1, Listindiario
Aug 30, 2016
Category: DR News |