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Dominican Republic wants strong ties with the Trump White House

Santo Domingo.- Administration minister José Ramón Peralta on Wednesday said the Government of the Dominican Republic will continue to strengthen trade and diplomatic ties with the US, whose administration will soon be headed by Donald Trump.

He said the United States is the country’s main trade partner, a nation which he affirms has historically had excellent commercial, diplomatic and friendly relations.

Responding media questions in the National Palace, the official called the fact that the Americans held democratic elections in which the Republican Party candidate was chosen, “a normal event.”

“The United States has been our main trading partner and with whom we have had extraordinary relationships. We will continue to have strong and good relationships. We only have to congratulate the American people,” Peralta said.

He said the Trump choice was a sovereign decision of the American people, “for which we as a sovereign country (Dominican Republic) also respect.”

He president Danilo Medina’s administration will continue its efforts to strengthen those relations with the firm intention that both nations make the best possible use of their respective markets.

“The benefit is mutual, since the United States is the country that hosts the most Dominicans, and we receive from that destination the largest economic contribution to tourism,” Peralta said, adding that for the US, the Dominican Republic is the Caribbean’s largest market for many of its finished products.

Source: DT

Nov 11, 2016

Category: DR News |

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