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President Medina opens new EU head office in the Dominican Republic

Yesterday, Monday 10 July 2017, President Danilo Medina presided over the inauguration of the new main headquarters of the European Union Delegation in the Dominican Republic. The EU ambassador to the Dominican Republic Alberto Navarro welcomed President Medina and spoke of the privileged relationship the European Union has with the Dominican Republic.

The European Union is the leading donator of cooperation funds to the Dominican Republic with programs in education, environment, security and small business support. The EU has contributed more than RD$1 billion to the Dominican Republic over the past 27 years.

In the ceremony, Navarro highlighted that the new installations symbolize the excellent relations between the EU and the DR and a promise to strengthen cooperation. He also mentioned the Dominican Republic is the lead exporter of organic bananas to the European Union.

During the opening of the new headquarters that are located on Av. Leopoldo Navarro with Av. Cesar Nicolas Penson in Gascue, at facilities previously operated by the US Embassy, it was announced that the regional office for the Caribbean of the European Investment Bank is also operating there.

Attending the ceremony were the ambassadors of France José Gómez, Germany Sabine Bloch, and the Netherlands, Robert de Leew, among others.

Source: DR1, DiarioLibre

July 11, 2017

Category: DR News |

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