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Dominican Republic strengthens ties with T&T
The Dominican Republic will have a strong presence at the Trade and Investment Convention which takes place July 2-5. This was revealed by José Serulle Ramia, Ambassador of the Dominican Republic in T&T during his courtesy visit to Trade Minister Vasant Bharath on Thursday at his Nicholas Towers Office in Port-of-Spain.
The ambassador said: “The Minister of Industry and Commerce of the Dominican Republic, Mr José Manuel Del Castillo Saviñón will lead a large delegation to TIC 2014 as the Dominican Republic seeks to establish stronger bilateral and commercial ties between both countries. We hope to meet with several Government agencies, potential investors and businessmen during this visit to enhance and extend bilateral relations.”
He also took the opportunity to invite Bharath to lead a delegation of local private and public sector business to the Dominican Republic to participate in its first World Fair of Eco-Tourism and Production scheduled for October 18-26. The fair will include exhibition booths, scientific conferences, workshops. artistic programmes and business round tables. It presents an opportunity for T&T to showcase its viable investment opportunities.
Bharath expressed his willingness to host the Dominican Republic delegation for TIC 2014 and also indicated a keen interest to lead a delegation to the Dominican Republic to sell and showcase T&T in support of crafting stronger investment and trading ties. Present at the courtesy call were Sandra Indar, permanent secretary (Ag) and Norris Herbert, deputy permanent secretary, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Investment. Accompanying the ambassador was Jacqueline Boin.