President Luis Abinader is taking a work-vacation


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Feb 20, 2019

President Luis Abinader announced during the Monday, 20 May 2024 La Semanal press conference that he will travel to Rome, Italy, next Friday, 24 May with his immediate family, his wife and three daughters. He is scheduled to meet with Pope Francisco and also with Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Monday, 27 May.

He described the meeting with Pope Francisco as “a “bilateral meeting with Vatican authorities.” Yet he will be received also with First Lady Raquel Arbaje and their daughters Esther, Adriana and Gabriela. His daughters have kept a low profile in his administration.

Abinader specified that this is a visit that has been scheduled for some time.

The President also said on this trip he would meet with President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa of Portugal.

Abinader had taken a previous family trip abroad from 17-18 May 2024 to attend the graduation of his...

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