Canadian businessmen from various sectors, government officials and representatives of the diplomatic corps participated in the reception “The Benefits of Investing in the Dominican Republic from the Point of View of Foreign Experience”.
The activity was identified by the Dominican Ambassador to Canada, Michele Cohen, as a precursor to organizing a second mixed (public-private) mission to the Dominican Republic to explore trade and investment opportunities.
The conference reception, which was sponsored by the Dominican Embassy in Canada, was attended by Ms. Robin Bernstein, former US Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, as a special guest.
Bernstein confirmed that he traveled to Ottawa to demonstrate the important relationship that the Caribbean nation and the United States maintain. The diplomat highlighted the ease of doing business in the country and what the booming tourism sector offers to foreign investors.
Dominican Ambassador to Canada Michelle Cohen thanked the attendees, especially Bernstein, for accepting the invitation to such an important meeting and the work done in the country while she was a diplomat.
She noted that during her tenure as ambassador, Bernstein received a trade mission of about 50 companies, ports and trade representatives from Florida, very interested in the Dominican Republic.
“In addition to the regional proximity between the Dominican Republic and North America, the Dominican Republic has the advantage that the Dominican government offers a good level of confidence, political stability and strong incentives to investors in the areas of trade, manufacturing, construction, agribusiness, hotels, etc., which is why we invite Canadians to invest and do business with our country,” Cohen emphasized.