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President Luis Abinader received the Chairman’s Award for Leadership in the Americas during the 54th Americas Society/Council of the Americas meeting on 8 May 2024 in Washington, DC.

President Abinader received the award from Andres Gluski, president and CEO of the AES Corporation and Chairman AS/COA. Gluski highlighted that the prize was created in 2004 to recognize democratically-elected leaders who have made a strong positive impact on regional democracy and governance. He spoke of how the DR is open for business and the private sector is responding attracting new business and foreign investment, while the country has a strong regional voice, evidence of which is that the DR will host the 10th Summit of the Americas in 2025.

In 2021, President Abinader started the Alliance for Development in Democracy (ADD) working with Costa Rica and Panama. It was...

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