The Deputy Secretary of Defense of the United States for the western hemisphere, Daniel B. Ericssonreceived in pentagonal To the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic, Robert Alvarez To discuss the impact of Hurricanes Fiona and Ian and deal with natural disasters and other regional security issues, as reported Defense Department American on Twitter.
The meeting was attended by the Dominican ambassador to the United States. Sonia Guzman; Director of strategic studies and analyzes at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the island. Anselmo Muniz The Minister Counsellor, Alexandra Hernandez.
On his tour in WashingtonDominican Foreign Minister Robert Alvarez A meeting was held with the Deputy Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in the Arab Republic of Egypt US Department of Homeland SecurityAnd the Troy Millerwhere a memorandum of understanding was formally signed to start negotiations to include dominican republic between partner countries Global Entryan initiative that simplifies the procedures for entering the US territory.
Officials from both countries highlighted the strong cooperation between the Dominican Republic and the United States on immigration issues and the fight against organized crime.
Chancellery dominican republic He considered this agreement an acknowledgment of the enhanced trust and international travel relationship between two allies and friends.
Once it is fully implemented, Global Entry This will contribute to the growing tourism and trade relations that currently position the Dominican Republic as an ideal destination for relocating North American companies in the region and strengthening supply chains.” Robert Alvarez.
“We are excited to partner with the Dominican Republic in working to welcome Dominicans to Global Entry membership in the future,” the commissioner said. Chris Magnus. “Today’s initial steps symbolize the efforts and commitment of our two countries to foster a relationship that facilitates legitimate trade and travel, enhances the security of both countries, and provides a valuable benefit to our citizens,” he added.
Dominican Ambassador to the United States Sonia Guzman She described this initiative as one of the most important achievements of bilateral relations in recent years. “This has been a priority for our administration since he took office in Washington, and the Dominican Embassy and Customs and Border Protection teams have spent months working with their counterparts in the Dominican Republic to achieve this agreement.”
The diplomat stressed that when the country completes the process to become a partner in the Global Entry program, the Dominican Republic will become the sixth country in Latin America and the eighteenth in the world to participate in the said program.
(With information from Diario Libre)